Forget vampires, it's the time of the werewolf ... at least for MTV. The cable network has picked up the new series Teen Wolf, based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed. And since it's MTV, getting hairy isn't all that happens—since it's MTV, he also gets the ability to attract girls.
The new series stars Tyler Posey (Lincoln Heights) as a "a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack." The series is executive produced by Jeff Davis, Marty Adelstein and Rene Echevarria. Of course, it's MTV so he "gets the ability to attract girls"
Vampires are hot these days, but werewolves are about to come into their own. This summer's season of True Blood features a major storyline about werewolves and shapeshifters, ABC's summer series The Gates takes us into a gated community with werewolves (and other supernatural criters), and, well, let's just say there may be one more significant werewolf surprise coming up in our future on a popular series.
No word on when we might see MTV's Teen Wolf.