Don’t let the name deceive you: MTV’s Teen Wolf has long since expanded from its original focus on teenager Scott McCall and the hairy side effects of his run-in with a rogue werewolf. By the end of season 3, the show’s ragtag group of humans and not-so-humans had featured lizard monsters, banshees, Japanese fox demons, druids and a magical tree stump.
With the arrival of season 4 right around the corner, MTV has now released an extended trailer for Teen Wolf that shows a little of what’s to come on the show. In a word: trouble. The supernatural residents of Beacon Hills have been placed on a dead pool (no, not that Deadpool) that makes them a target for assassins who have been hired by a mysterious new enemy known only as The Benefactor.
After a couple of deaths last season and the departure of Daniel Sharman, who played Isaac, Teen Wolf‘s cast has been replenished with some new regulars. Malia (Shelley Hennig) the werecoyote joins the main group of teens at Beacon Hills High School, and she’ll probably need some help getting caught up after missing out on eight years of education. Newcomer Liam (Dylan Sprayberry) has also joined BHHS’ lacrosse team and seems to be displaying unnatural ball-handling skills. Hunter-gone-bad Kate Argent (Jill Wagner) is also back, and now she has a new set of claws.
The trailer also features a number of as-yet unidentified supernatural creatures, including some that appear to be in cahoots with Kate and one odd-looking gentleman who doesn’t have a mouth. This new mix of bad guys means a lot more slow-motion fight scenes including swords, axes, guns, silver stakes, teeth and claws.
It also wouldn’t be a Teen Wolf trailer without a few shots of the male cast members with their shirts off and various combinations of characters making out. You can’t have a show about teenagers without a few hormones flying around.
Teen Wolf returns to MTV on Monday June 23rd @10pm.