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Filled with suspense, horror and the struggle to discover one’s true identity, brand new drama series Teen Wolf re-imagines the eighties’ popular classic film of the same title and puts a modern spin on it.
Teen Wolf comes alive as a sexy thriller set against the drama of high school life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core.
Teen Wolf stars Tyler Posey (Maid in Manhattan, Brothers and Sisters), as the newly bitten werewolf, Scott McCall; Dylan O’Brien as his best friend Stiles, Crystal Reed as the mysterious new girl in town, Allison Argent; and Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven) as the older and possibly quite dangerous werewolf, Derek Hale. Always an outsider and often unnoticed, Scott McCall yearns to be recognized in some small way that takes him out of his typical state of high school anonymity.
When his best friend, Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), convinces him to go into the woods one night to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness. Narrowly escaping an attack with a vicious bite in his side, the next day brings strange surprises for Scott at school and his life will never be the same.
Acquiring superhuman, wolf-like reflexes, hearing and sight, he can now hear things he shouldn’t be able to hear, see with startling accuracy and move with incredible reflexes. Usually a bench warmer, Scott, with his newfound powers, becomes a first team player for the school lacrosse team.
While he sparks the interest of the most popular girl in school, Lydia Martin (Holland Roden, Lost), Scott falls instead for the mysterious new girl Allison Argent (Crystal Reed, Skyline). As the story unfolds, Scott has to suppress his wolfish instincts and urges, contend with other werewolves, as well as fight a family of hunters out to wipe out his kind, the leader of which is the father of his girlfriend.
Teen Wolf is directed by Russell Mulcahy (Razorback, Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) and is executive produced by Jeff Davis, creator of Criminal Minds.
TYLER POSEY AS SCOTT MCCALL
TYLER POSEY has established himself as a sought after young actor in both film and television. He has done extensive work in television including recurring roles on ABC Family’s LINCOLN HEIGHTS and ABC’s BROTHERS & SISTERS. His previous feature work includes films such as COLLATERAL DAMAGE alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, and MAID IN MANHATTAN with Jennifer Lopez.
He can next be seen in the Independent WWE film LEGENDARY with Patricia Clarkson. He also plays the lead role in MTV’s TEEN WOLF as “Scott McCall” the teen wolf which premieres in the U.S. in June 2011.
As the titular teen wolf in this series, he is best friends with Stiles (play by Dylan) and both of them have good history with each other.
DYLAN O’BRIEN AS STILES
Previously known for his body of work on YOUTUBE for comedic videos that he created, directed, and starred in, Dylan O’Brien is making his national television debut in the role of “Stiles” for MTV’s TEEN WOLF.
Dylan also just wrapped his first feature film, starring opposite Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Rob Riggle (The Daily Show), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live) and Lizzy Caplan (Hot Tub Time Machine,) in the leading role of “Jimmy” in the independent feature HIGH ROAD, directed by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder, Matt Walsh.
TYLER HOECHLIN AS DEREK HALE
Tyler Hoechlin was born in Corona, California and began acting at the age of nine. His breakout performance came early on, starring alongside Tom Hanks in the critically acclaimed Road to Perdition as ‘Michael Sullivan Jr.’ Soon after, Hoechlin landed the role of ‘Martin Brewster’ on the WB’s 7th Heaven. He recurred on the series from 2003 to 2007, and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2004 for Breakout Male Star. Hoechlin went on to star in the TV movie Grizzly Rage, and appeared in television series such as C.S.I. Miami, My Boys, Castle and Lincoln Heights. He is excited to be playing “Derek Hale” in the new MTV series Teen Wolf premiering in the U.S. in June 2011.
Hoechlin has several films in production. He recently finished shooting the Farrelly brothers’ Hall Pass alongside Christina Applegate, Owen Wilson, Alyssa Milano and Jenna Fischer; as well as the independent drama Open Gate.
A lifelong baseball player, Hoechlin played for the U.S. baseball team at the Pan-American games the same year he started acting. He went on to play infield for Arizona State University and University of California at Irvine after high school; as well as the Battle Creek Bombers out of Battle Creek, Michigan, and The Maxim Yankees in Santa Clara, California. He has two brothers (Tanner and Travis) and one sister (Carrie).
CRYSTAL REED AS ALLISON
A native of Detroit, Michigan, and a mid-west girl at heart, Crystal Reed always knew she wanted to perform, “I am humbled to be a part of a creative community that has given me such an opportunity. Acting is my passion. It is my love affair.”
Playing the lead-female “Allison Argent” in the much-anticipated MTV series Teen Wolf, which premieres in June 2011, Reed stars as Allison Argent, the smart, mysterious character “radiating with an innocent beauty,” who is immediately smitten by the series leading-male Scott (Teen Wolf).
She recently landed her first feature, starring role in Universal Studio’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Skyline opposite Donald Faison and Eric Balfour, which is set to be released on November 12. In the summer of 2011, Reed will appear in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature Crazy, Stupid, Love opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. Reed has guest starred on CSI, RIZZOLI & ISLES, and THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER.
Crystal Reed attended Wayne State University and was a part of the BFA program. She moved to Chicago and appeared in local productions throughout the city. As a child she dreamed of telling stories and taking others on an emotional journey to new worlds. She studied dance from an early age and was dance captain in high school in Roseville, CA. She was an active member of her local community theatre and starred in various productions, including Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, and Grease.
HOLLAND RODEN AS LYDIA
Holland Roden, the oldest of four, grew up in Dallas, TX. Her brother is a professional rock climber and her sister, a college tennis player. Despite her family’s athletic nature, Holland gravitated towards the arts. As a six year-old she put on one-person plays for her family, always portraying the Queen of England, as she says, “for some unbeknownst reason”. Although she was interested in performing at a young age, she also had a deep love for the sciences. Coming from a medical family, she enjoyed making rounds with her father at the hospital.
She initially came out to Los Angeles as a Pre-Med college major. However, her love of performing was still there and soon she found herself with an agent. Within two months she got her first break, a recurring role on HBO’s “12 Miles of Bad Road.” Holland learned the highs and lows of this business early on, experiencing how such a promising show could be cancelled before it premiered. However, she persevered and went on to book guest starring appearances on shows such as Lost, Cold Case, Community & Weeds, as well as a lead in the feature Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.
She’s excited to be playing “Lydia Martin” in the MTV series Teen Wolf premiering in June 2011. Even though she has been fulfilling her dream as an actor, she still values her education as a full-time student and is proud to say that she will be graduating from UCLA at the end of the summer. In contrast to her professional and academic life, her free time consists of doing absolutely nothing while listening to her favorite bands “Mumford & Sons” and “Crash Kings”.
COLTON HAYNES AS JACKSON WHITEMORE
With his natural acting ability and striking good looks, Colton Haynes is on his way to becoming one of Hollywood’s leading young stars. This June in the U.S., Haynes will star as Jackson in MTV’s series Teen Wolf; a darker reconstruct of the 1985 Michael J. Fox-starred film.
No stranger to the world of television werewolves, Colton starred as Brett Crezski, the town’s football star and – resident werewolf – on ABC’s 2010 series The Gates.
In his young acting career, Haynes has been able to garner several notable television roles. He recently appeared as one of the stars of Showtime’s controversial miniseries Look¸ in addition to guest starring roles on Privileged, Pushing Daisies and Melrose Place. Born in Kansas, Haynes has two sisters and one brother. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
JEFF DAVIS – CREATOR
Jeff Davis is the creator and executive producer of the upcoming MTV series “Teen Wolf.” The scripted series premieres in June 2011 in the U.S. and will be MTV’s first foray into high-concept programming and CGI effects. Davis’ previous credits include creating and co-executive producing the hit CBS series “Criminal Minds,” now in its 6th season.
“Teen Wolf” the series is based on the iconic 1980s movie of the same name, starring Michael J. Fox. Davis shared his vision for the series with MTV executives who were immediately drawn to his take on the series as a thriller with comedic overtones. The series recently completed production in Atlanta. In addition to “Teen Wolf” and “Criminal Minds,” he has written television pilots for The Syfy Channel, ABC, ABC Studios, Fox 21 and Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Davis started out his creative career in film, having optioned his first screenplay just three months after graduation from college. He has sold feature films to companies such as Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures and is currently working on another screenplay.
Davis graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in film and went on to earn a master’s degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Davis was born in Milford, CT, and resides in Los Angeles.
RUSSELL MULCAHY – DIRECTOR
Australian director Russell Mulcahy most recently directed multiple episodes and served as Co-EP of MTV’s highly anticipated one-hour drama series TEEN WOLF. The series will air in the U.S. on June 5, 2011.
Russell began his career directing music videos for artists such as Elton John, Bonnie Tyler, Queen and Billy Joel. He has the distinction of having directed the first music video MTV ever aired: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. Mulcahy made his feature film directorial debut with the British comedy Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979), starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. His next film, Razorback (1984), revolved around a vicious wild pig that terrorized the Australian outback and helped establish Mulcahy as a horror auteur.
Mulcahy next directed Highlander (1986), a film about the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors. The film became a cult hit and was followed by a sequel, Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), also directed by Mulcahy. Having won success in music videos and in feature films, Mulcahy decided to try his hand at TV as well, directing episodes of Tales from the Crypt, Perversions of Silence, The Hunger, Jeremiah, and Young Lions. Mulcahy also directed the pilots for the American incarnation of QUEER AS FOLK and Jerry Bruckheimer’s SKINS.
Mulcahy recently directed the box office hit Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) as well as THE SCORPION KING 2 (2008) and GIVE ‘EM HELL MALONE (2009). He also directed the Emmy nominated PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, a film about a young gay man who killed himself due to his mother’s and community’s religious intolerance.