‘Teen Wolf’ Renewed for Season 5; Will be 20 Episodes

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The fourth season of MTV’s successful supernatural drama, Teen Wolf — very loosely based on the 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox — is well underway. MTV aired the fifth episode ‘I.E.D.’ this past Monday (read our review), and has seven episodes left before the fourth season concludes its 12-episode run in early September. Previous seasons of Teen Wolf have usually run for 12 episodes, with the exception of season 3, which was split into two 12-episode arcs — a total of 24 episodes (part one ran last summer, while part two earlier this year).

To promote the current season of Teen Wolf, multiple members of the cast attended the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con — its fifth in as many years. Creator and executive producer, Jeff Davis was joined by Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig, and Dylan Sprayberry. They debuted a mid-season trailer and revealed some news that certainly pleased the fan-filled audience.

During the panel, it was announced MTV had renewed the supernatural drama about teenaged werewolves (among other creatures) for a fifth season that will run for 20 episodes. The recently greenlit season, like the third, will be split into two parts. Davis and the cast members did not reveal a premiere date for the fifth season, though Teen Wolf has customarily premiered in the summer. Based on the shooting schedule from last year — the cast started filming 3B roughly 10 days after SDCC 2013 — it’s a safe bet that season 5 won’t premiere until summer 2015.

Whether another extended season of Teen Wolf is a good or bad thing largely depends on viewers’ opinions of how the show has handled its most recent seasons. For the first two and a half years of Teen Wolf, the cast and crew — especially Davis, who is the head writer of the series — had plenty of time to rest and plan ahead during breaks.

Teen Wolf Renewed for Season 5 ‘Teen Wolf’ Renewed for Season 5; Will be 20 Episodes

However, the second half of season 3 as well as season 4 were created on a tighter schedule because there was less of a hiatus between finishing one run and beginning the next. Whether these seasons have been lacking is a matter of opinion. We have been a little disappointed by the lack of explanation this season concerning Derek Hale’s (Hoechlin) brief trip to the past and back to the future — as well as the berserkers — in episode 2, ’117′.

There are seven episodes left in season 4, which is plenty of time to wrap up loose ends from earlier this year. Additionally, some of the footage from the mid-season trailer (watch it below) revealed we would finally find out exactly who and what is Deputy Jordan Parrish (Ryan Kelley). Considering the show has been dropping hints about his supernatural creature status since season 3, it’s fair to say Teen Wolf occasionally takes its time with unravelling the mysteries the series sets up and answering the viewer’s questions.

Teen Wolf returns on Monday with ‘Orphaned′ @10PM on MTV.

Source: MTV

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  1. They need better writers if they want to do another extended season. WAY too much happens off screen or is never addressed and its means so much never makes any sense. Perhaps a better showrunner???

    • I agree…they lost me after season 2. It’s become a convoluted mess of a series.

  2. scott kills peter. calling it

  3. Season 3 was too much. If season 5 is anything like this season, then I’ll be okay with it.

  4. I don’t understand these complaints about the show being “confusing”. So far, I’ve watched every episode, I’ve payed attention and I know exactly what is going on. There are a lot of strands to keep track of, but they’re all explained pretty well by the end of their season.

    Anyway, I’m happy this got another extended season. Season 3 was fantastic and I’m hoping this new season lives up.

    • Its very over whelming, but in a good way, if you don’t get hooked into the show and keep up constantly though, i could see where the confusion comes in. Unlike most shows ALLOT happens in just one episode.

  5. I don’t understand the complaints either. I think all the seasons were good. People who are complaining now are the ones that really get upset if the series gets cancelled. The only thing I’m not happy with is Scott’s new romantice interest. Don’t think she lives up to a replacement for Allison. Needs someone who has the same characteristics as Allison. The one on now looks goofy and some what immature for him.

    • I completely agree, Kira is in no way a good replacement for Allison. I’m mad about her death, and then they suddenly introduce a character and now Scott has completely forgotten about Allison and is moving on with some new chick who just happened to be a supernatural creature by chance and then nobody on the show has ever talked about Allison since, Scott is now like crawling all over Kira and no-one (except Parrish in the recent episode) has mentioned Allisons death. We never got closure, and that’s bad.

      Not to mention the unexplained stuff. What happened to these people? Isaac, Aiden, Cora, Malia’s supposed dad, Danny; and SOOOO many more. It just makes me mad that they’re rushing to get new characters and burning off the old ones without closure.

      I swear to god if Stiles or Lydia die in the finale (the cast hinted someone big was going) I’m going to stop watching.

      • I’ve been doing some looking into that actually (not that it helped all that much with all the secrecy behind the show).
        But…last I read, the actor who plays Danny was schedule tied with another thing he was doing, but should be back for season 5.
        I think the guy who played Isaac left the show and it was briefly mentioned in one of the earlier eps that he stayed behind in France when he went there with Chris Argent at the end of the previous season.
        Kira was introduced as a love interest in early season 3B though, and that was well after Scott and Allison broke up and she had seemingly moved on to Isaac.

        Malia’s supposed dad? Peter? Watch the finale, you’ll find out.(It was awesome, imo.)If it’s her mother you meant, that sounds like season 5 stuff.

        I think the reason nobody speaks about Allison in the show may or may not have to do with copyrights and legal technicalities (i.e. the actor is off the show so her character isn’t referenced…)same sort of thing happened with Jackson at the end of season 2…don’t think it’s coincidence. Who knows?

        • No, Malia’s supposed father as in the man that she thought was her dad who raised her. Where was he? He just got his daughter back after she was presumed dead for years and he is for some reason okay with her basically living at Stiles’ house?

  6. All the seasons in teen wolf were really interesting….I c no reason to complain….I am amused to hear that it has more seasins to come……um gladly looking forward to it

  7. Season 3 was great, for allison it wasn’t supposed to end like that and scott is not showing any action of an alpha we are waiting for season five maybe it will be better than others

  8. U thing season 5 will be better well yeah I think the same. Anyway in this seasons I just came across in the net about season 5 that it will have 20episodes in this season an yes it will be good an interesting like others.

    In season 2 jackson was some sort of lizard well I enjoyed it a lot but in season 3 when I watched that stiles said his gone to London I was okay his not coming back. The reason y he left was I guess he was just adapting in but when u see the other series Arrow u would see him he comes in the seires there as roy

  9. THEY NEED A SEASON FIVE ALL OF THIS WAS PERFECT ! Screw the negitivity these teen wolf shows are the best !

  10. Yeah exactly! I don’t get all the complaints about the show being confusing. They don’t need new/better writers, everything is perfectly written. There’s always something to look forward to in the next episode. No matter how much new creatures or situations that come in an episode nothing is never left unexplained and If it is? It ends in a cliff hanger and it just makes us make up our own little theories of what happened but everything gets cleared up in the next episode and I love every single minute of it and I cant wait for the NEXT SEASON!!!!! W

    • I still think season 3 and especially four was a convoluted mess !!! I fell in love with this series with the first 2 seasons…and then it went off the deep end. I am willing to give this series another shot with season 5…but I do think some new blood is needed in terms of the writing.
      Look at the Transformers films….yeah…they make a shitload of cash….but only 1 and 3 was any good…hopefully they get some better writers on that film. I don’t think it’s really micheal bay’s fault because the man knows his action. nuff said.
      Back to WOLF…If this show continues for a few more seasons… ( permitting the ratings improved. Look how many viewers left the series. That should tell those who think the series is just fine something.)…They should be setting up something for a potential spin off series.
      I for one think the whole Hale storyline is the best on the series. A HOUSE OF HALE prequel series would be great. Ian Bohen kills it as Peter Hale in the series. And how many people really think Scott can really beat Peter ?Yeah…I didn’t buy it for a minute in the season 5 finale…and I tuned in for that only because of the hype surrounding it.
      I wish they’d kill scott…he’s just not interesting…period. The show should’ve been Derek’s from the get go.

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  11. teen wolf is a nice show i actually enjoy it,but sme tins ought to change ppl are losing interest its no more as mind griping as before,becoming almost predictable .the villians of t he teen wolf series either revolves around the hale house or has got smetin to do with them, there should be new forms of villians coming up more like a new unknown history,that haunts beacon hills and shakes the entire movie pls no vampires allowed the world has seen enough of them they ve begun to bore tv shows other creatures of night its enough pls make season five interesting and watch it when u eliminate prominent characters to avoid trying to bring them back ,the ressurection theme can ruin shows vampire dairy made sure of it, and it got abused i guess the script writers of the theme are running short of ideas,pls teenwolf script writer should take as much time needed to make a spectacular new series .dont rush too much or ull end up ruinning everything ….

  12. There was nothing confusing about this show.
    It`s brilliant! It`s amazing! And I want much more of it than it has been made.
    Need more ideas for episodes? I think if you would let fans come with some ideas you would get great episodes.
    I have a few ideas myself!
    And please, don`t cancel the show.. there are some of us that can barely wait to see what happends next!!

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