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MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ Trailer Features Shockingly Little Wolfsketball

The Teen Wolf I remember from the 80s was all about a goofy kid who gets werewolf powers and uses them to kickass in basketball. I can relate to that, because if I had wolf powers as a teen, I would have played varsity lacrosse before accidentally mauling everyone on the team during evening practice. However, the new “Teen Wolf” reboot series on MTV shows a new generation of high schoolers’ wolf-related priorities. Apparently, they wanna be wolfmen so they can brood around, act pensive with girls and participate in the occasional action/sex sequence where guy is shirtless. In other words, this is Teen Wolf meets Twilight.

Here’s how Executive Producer Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) describes it, without using the dreaded “T” word:

“When I first talked to MTV about it, I said what if we do it kind of like The Lost Boys with kind of the pace and fun of Buffy. We’ve had comparisons to Vampire Diaires. That’s a very brooding melodrama. This exists far closer to Buffy.”

Uh, yeah. Seems like the brooding melodrama description is right on the money, as far as this trailer is concerned. Speaking of “right on the money,” why wouldn’t MTV want some of that Twilight cash while it’s still floating around there? Werewolves are the new vampires – or so MTV executives hope and pray each night. (Entertainment Weekly)

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