Back in June, MTV debuted "Teen Wolf" to an audience of over 2 million viewers. And with just over half of the first season aired, the network is ready to make a longer commitment to the series.
MTV has officially announced that it has renewed "Teen Wolf" for a second season of 12 episodes, set to debut in 2012.
“Picking up 'Teen Wolf' for a second season marks another step towards the further diversification of our schedule with this big, bold, entertaining scripted series,” said David Janollari, MTV’s Head of Programming. “We’re incredibly proud of this show. Executive producer Jeff Davis has brought an exciting, cinematic story to life with a breakout young cast who our audience has wildly embraced.”
Loosely inspired by the Michael J. Fox comedy film of the same name, "Teen Wolf" was reimagined as a dramatic series which seems to draw inspiration from both "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and the "Twilight" film series.
Tyler Posey stars in the title role as Scott McCall, a high school student whose life is turned upside down when he is bitten by a werewolf that seems bent on transforming him into a killer. Tyler Hoechlin co-stars as Derek Hale, a werewolf who serves as Scott's uneasy ally and mentor for his abilities. Crystal Reed portrays Scott's girlfriend, Allison Argent with Dylan O'Brien as Stiles Stilinski; Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore and Holland Roden as Lydia Martin.
Over the course of seven episodes, "Teen Wolf" has averaged 1.7 million viewers per episode; which made it MTV's highest-rated new series of 2011.
Although a confirmed time frame for the second season hasn't been announced yet, it seems likely that "Teen Wolf" will return to MTV with new episodes next summer.
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