Warning: This story incorporates spoilers from Teen Wolf: The Film and the sequence premiere of Wolf Pack.
Paving the way in which for a crossover? Teen Wolf: The Film and Wolf Pack seemingly had completely different tales to inform throughout their double-feature Paramount+ drop — however a shocking element introduced them collectively.
In the course of the Teen Wolf revival, which was launched on Thursday, January 26, viewers had been launched to Scott McCall’s (Tyler Posey) new life after leaving Beacon Hills. The werewolf moved to a different portion of California — Los Angeles — to open up an animal shelter and help the native authorities with incidents that contain canine.
Within the first a part of the movie, viewers noticed Scott lending a serving to hand to the hearth division when a lady was caught in a burning constructing along with her ferocious canine. Scott’s journey later took him again to Beacon Hills as mysterious fires and visions of his ex-girlfriend Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) continued to plague him.
Teen Wolf: The Film ended with Scott and Allison making their method again to Los Angeles to run his shelter and assist increase Eli Hale (Vince Mattis) after his father, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin), handed away.
In the meantime, Wolf Pack introduced followers proper again into the motion in Los Angeles the place a California wildfire leads a supernatural creature to show two youngsters into werewolves. As Everett (Armani Jackson) and Blake (Bella Shepard) try to face their new regular, chief arson investigator Kristin Ramsey (Sarah Michelle Gellar) arrives on the lookout for solutions about what actually precipitated the disaster.
The connection between Teen Wolf and Wolf Pack doesn’t cease on the display screen. Each reveals — and the revival movie — have been developed by Jeff Davis. Forward of Wolf Pack’s launch, the creator, 49, defined that the sequence is just not a spin-off of his different property.
“I do know that everyone will get confused by it, however I at all times say, ‘No person thinks Twilight is in the identical universe as Interview With The Vampire,’” he instructed SFX journal earlier this month. “There could be two werewolf reveals that exist in separate areas. It’s humorous as a result of one of many issues we did was consciously attempt to do issues in another way with Wolf Pack.”
In keeping with Davis, his new sequence, primarily based on the 2004 novel by Edo van Belkom, is extra “refined” in comparison with MTV’s Teen Wolf. (The social media account for Wolf Pack additionally created a marketing campaign titled #NotASpinOff.)
“I stated, ‘I don’t need to do the identical present. I need to do one thing extra grownup, a bit bit excessive in locations. Not essentially darker, however a bit bit extra refined when it comes to themes,’” he continued. “Teen Wolf was very comedian ebook. It had an actual humorousness — not that Wolf Pack doesn’t have a humorousness, but it surely’s not as comedic as Teen Wolf.”
Gellar, for her half, beforehand mentioned how her return to tv mirrored the present that helped solidify her into stardom.
“I spotted the opposite day that one of many issues that I really like a lot about Buffy [the Vampire Slayer] was the way it was using the concept of the horrors of highschool and the vampires had been the metaphorical model of these horrors. And you possibly can solely take it thus far in these days as a result of it was community tv,” the actress, 45, completely instructed Us Weekly in September 2022. “So now you’re taking what our horrors are at this time, which is melancholy and nervousness. And we’re using these monsters [in Wolf Pack] because the precise personification of that and what occurs and discovering how a lot more durable it’s to face your previous lately.”
The Merciless Intentions star added: “It’s actually actually scary and we will push that envelope that a lot farther on streaming. Additionally the backdrop of the Los Angeles fires on our Earth [is addressed]. As somebody who was evacuated for over every week within the final fireplace and didn’t know if our home was gonna make it, I actually perceive these feelings and what it does and what we’re doing to our Earth and the way we’re not serving to it put together for these disasters.”
Teen Wolf: The Film and Wolf Pack are at present streaming on Paramount+.