At Comic-Con today, MTV announced that Teen Wolf will be returning for a fifth season of 20 episodes. It will be split into two parts (like the 26 episode third season). The current season has just a dozen installments.
Here are the details:
MTV ANNOUNCES “TEEN WOLF” WILL RETURN FOR A 20-EPISODE FIFTH SEASON AND DEBUTS MID-SEASON TRAILER DURING PACKED PANEL AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 24, 2014) – MTV announced today to a packed room of screaming fans at San Diego Comic-Con that the hit drama series “Teen Wolf” has been greenlit for a two-part, 20-episode fifth season. Additionally, the room was given a first-look at the mid-season trailer which is currently available to view on iPhone/iPad or Android via the MTV App.
Today’s Comic-Con panel marked the fifth consecutive year that “Teen Wolf” took the Con by storm. Cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, along with newbies to the pack, Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, and Executive Producer Jeff Davis participated in the panel and Q & A session moderated by Buzzfeed Senior Editor, Jarett Wieselman.
For the first time ever, fans can stop by MTV’s “Teen Wolf” booth on the convention center floor. The booth (#3729) will be open to fans all weekend long and will be highlighted by signings and special appearances by cast members and crew. The booth will also feature four full days of activations where fans can insert themselves into a custom character poster and create their own “Teen Wolf”-inspired monster. Additionally, MTV commissioned artist Swann Smith to illustrate a limited edition bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills. The bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend and Swann will be on hand signing copies at the booth.
There will also be a cast signing at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth (#4229), which distributes “Teen Wolf” on DVD. The signing will take place on Friday, July 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Special edition season three DVDs that will be exclusive to Comic-Con attendees, will also be available for purchase at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth.
In the next episode of “Teen Wolf,” airing on Monday, July 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, a dangerous enemy forces Scott to help him while Derek and Malia track down an old ally.
For more ways to connect with “Teen Wolf” like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/teenwolf or follow the show on Twitter @MTVTeenWolf.
“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”), Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), René Echevarria (“Medium,” “Castle”), Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley and Ian Stokes. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. Julie Schwachenwald, Dana Gotlieb-Carter and Alexandra James are the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., Siesta Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.
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What do you think? Do you watch this series regularly? Are you glad that it’s coming back? How long should it run?