MTV’s “Teen Wolf” to Continue as Podcast with Reboot Down The Line
MTV has announced that the network is discussing continuing the show as a Teen Wolf podcast, along with rebooting it down the line. Because we all know Jeff Davis’ creation is the best thing to ever exist!
I really took my time to decide whether or not I wanted to write about this. Following MTV’s announcement about the Teen Wolf podcast, I guess now we know what Jeff and co. will be talking about during their panel at SDCC 2017 and why they even decided to attend this year.
Even though Teen Wolf 6B will premiere on July 30, 2017, MTV is thinking of rebooting it with a new story and cast soon. Furthermore, the current series, which relies heavily on eye-candy, will continue as a podcast for some reason.
The reboot is being described as an anthology series while the podcast will be similar to Serial (a popular true-crime podcast). Yes, let that sink in. The Teen Wolf podcast is going to be similar to Serial!
From Posey’s perspective, Teen Wolf already has a lot more heart than Buffy so I wouldn’t be surprised if, for him, the upcoming podcast is going to be better than Serial. Fingers crossed he actually says that during the show’s SDCC 2017 panel. Also, you can’t blame Tyler Posey and Jeff for wanting jobs.
Coming to the reason why I decided to write this article, I think most of you must have seen fans talking about how Teen Wolf doesn’t require ratings anymore. Some fans even go on to say that Sterek will be endgame in 6B. They give the argument that due to the show not needing ratings anymore, Jeff is going to fulfill the fandom’s desire because now he can do what he wants.
However, considering the announcement that MTV made, I take it you’re sensible enough to understand that the ratings for the show still matter. The reboot and podcast are being discussed right now and it is likely that they’ll become a reality if 6B is able to attract a certain amount of viewers and social engagement.
While some of us had an idea what Jeff was up to from the start, it’s StickyKeys (from Beacon Hills After Dark) who said it perfectly about Jeff Davis needing to make Teen Wolf look like a success.
The only reason we had Sterek scenes in the Teen Wolf 6B trailer was due to queerbaiting. If you still want to watch the last ten episodes because of possibly getting more Sterek, be warned. It’s Teen Wolf we’re talking about. There’s a reason why this show comes up in every fandom conversation discussing queerbaiting fans. My co-writers and I have written a lot of articles about this problematic show. Do yourself a favor and wait for the reviews and recaps to appear online.
What are your thoughts about Teen Wolf continuing as a podcast and being rebooted? Let us know.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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