After the series finale of Teen Wolf this year, MTV has decided to resurrect the series in podcast form.
We know what you’re thinking: Um, what?
According to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s creator wants an all-new cast to recreate the show in podcast form. Because that’s what all the cool kids are doing, right? He said,
“We are talking with Jeff about how do we actually keep that franchise alive. And the beauty of the evolution of media is you can see the series going on through a series of podcasts and then see a resurrection of a new class in a couple years.”
Apparently, he was quite inspired by Serial, and said,
“How do we keep this franchise alive in podcasts, in the spirit of Serial, and then how do we actually reboot an entirely new class? Because the heart of MTV is around these timeless issues of young people and coming of age, but the timely piece will be the whole new cast, new set of issues and stories to explore through them. With Teen Wolf, we have such a beautiful gem.”
He adds that they will most likely wait a year after the series ends before launching the podcast and then will start searching for cast members.
We personally think this is a terrible idea. Why can’t we just let teen Wolf be? It’s a great show with a terrible cast and maybe we should just let the legacy marinate a bit instead of beating a dead horse.
Unfortunately, the execs over at MTV didn’t ask our opinions so they seem like they’re going to go ahead with this plan. Good luck with that.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she’s not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.