I’ve got the full three-minute trailer for MTV’s new “Teen Wolf” series below. It resembles the original Teen Wolf movie in the following aspects: (1) there is a teenager who is a werewolf; (2) the teen’s werewolfism inhibits his love life; and (3) the teenaged werewolf plays a sport. Other aspects of the original, such as humor, seem to have been left on the cutting room floor, because this looks and feels almost exactly like “Vampire Diaries” with werewolves. But the executive producer insists that it’s actually more like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
“When I first talked to MTV about it, I said what if we do it kind of like The Lost Boys with kind of the pace and fun of Buffy,” exec producer Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) told EW in February. “We’ve had comparisons to Vampire Diaires. That’s a very brooding melodrama. This exists far closer to Buffy.” [EW]
“This brooding melodrama that we’ve made is actually nothing like that other brooding melodrama.”
Anyway, as you’ll see in the trailer below, the new Teen Wolf has a girlfriend who looks even less like a high schooler than most mid-twenties actors playing high schoolers, and he also plays lacrosse instead of basketball (or whatever sport Jason Bateman did in the second movie. Wrestling?). So at the very least, this should be a hit among date rapists in the Mid-Atlantic states.