This week see the brand new tv twist on Michael J Fox’s classic teen movie Teen Wolf land on Sky Living. It’s an interesting combination – The show is helmed by Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis, and directed by Russell Mulcahy, director of ‘Give ’em Hell, Malone’, ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’, and for those of you of a certain age, you may remember him as the director of MTV’s first music video – The Buggles’ Video Killed The Radio Star!
Teen Wolf tells the story of an everyday high school student, Scott (Tyler Posey), whose life is changed forever when he’s bitten by a werewolf. With heightened senses and a new-found strength, he becomes the star lacrosse player and attracts the attention of Allison, the new girl at school – good times!… whose father just happens to be a werewolf hunter – bad times… Director Mulcahy “There’s also another mystery that develops and becomes the major issue of the show… but for that you’ll have to watch…”
Despite having the premise of the 80s movie, this new version of Teen Wolf promises to drop the campiness, and be a thoroughly contemporary take on the supernatural genre. “We kind of treated Teen Wolf as an eight-and- half-hour movie,” comments Mulcahy. “We wanted each individual episode to feel almost like a chapter.”
Mulcahy also promises much “dramatic conflict”, adding that his young cast have taken on the task with unbridled enthusiasm. Tyler Posey, cast as the loner-turned-werewolf Scott McCall, found he had plenty to sink his teeth into. “It’s action-packed and scary; it leaves me on the edge of my seat,” he says. “And it’s really romantic and sweet. You’re going to fall in love with this show.” Sounds like Sky Living is the perfect home for it!
Teen Wolf tears onto Sky Living at 8:00 pm Thursday July 7th, 2011