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Teen Wolf: The Movie - What We Know So Far

Teen romance never goes out of style, and no show emphasized this more than MTV's "Teen Wolf." A loose reboot of the Michael J. Fox classic, the series aired in 2011 featuring a new Scott (Tyler Posey) as he endures coming of age through the lens of turning into a werewolf. For six seasons, Scott fell in love, had his heart broken, and learned the lesson of what it takes to be a true leader. And though "Teen Wolf" ended after a good run on MTV, some things never die.

It has only been five years since "Teen Wolf" let out its last howl, and already it is time for a comeback. Our beloved teen wolves have turned into adult wolves and are ready to teach a new generation of supernatural kids in "Teen Wolf: The Movie." Airing exclusively on Paramount+, Scott is due to reunite with stoic werewolf Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and banshee Lydia (Holland Roden) for another adventure in the supernatural town of Beacon Hills. Many aspects are still shrouded in secret, but Scott's makeshift pack will surely encounter its challenges when the new movie airs.

What is the release date of Teen Wolf: The Movie?

Many fans may feel dejá vù upon hearing the news that "Teen Wolf" is ready for another round. It wasn't long ago that Scott and his friends graduated high school and finally decided what they wanted to do with their lives. But even though they may have their lives together, that doesn't stop supernatural drama from occurring. Viewers can satisfy their curiosity and see how all their best-laid plans turned out when the characters arrive on Paramount+.

But while eventual "Teen Wolf" is better than no "Teen Wolf," fans will have to wait a little longer to return to Beacon Hills. There is no time like Halloween to release a lore-heavy supernatural movie, and it seems like the prime time for a premiere of the film. Instead, Paramount+ has opted to release the movie in the new year (via Deadline). In 2023, gather around your streaming option of choice to see werewolves, kanimas, and hunters return to Beacon Hills on January 26th.

What is the plot of Teen Wolf: The Movie?

Thanks to the mystical Nemeton that made its dramatic appearance during the original series, there is no shortage of magical energy surrounding Beacon Hills. A literal beacon attracting supernatural creatures, it looks like Scott will have to save his hometown from calamity once again. But when you think you've seen it all, "Teen Wolf: The Movie" will throw you for a loop. Scott's true love Allison Argent (Crystal Reed), died at the end of Season 3 after being on the wrong end of an Oni sword. But according to all reports, Reed has returned as the bow and arrow-wielding hunter.

"We don't even know if she's alive," Reed admitted to Entertainment Weekly. "We're not supposed to tell you if she's even alive or not. That's what we got. She's back but is she alive?" What we do know is that Allison is on the warpath. In a new clip straight out of New York Comic Con, Allison appears to be directing her rage at her old nemesis, Derek. Another twist includes the most recent teen wolf added to the mix. Derek is now a father to Eli (Vince Mattis), who struggles with controlling his natural-born wolf powers. With old foes and new ones out for blood, Scott will have to use his status as the true Alpha to put everything right again.

Who is starring in Teen Wolf: The Movie?

Throughout the trials and tribulations of werewolfism, Scott McCall has had to say goodbye to many friends. But surprisingly, almost all of them seem to be heeding the call of the pack. In addition to Tyler Posey, Entertainment Weekly reported that many characters from the original series are set to return. Among the most notable personalities are Derek, Lydia, and Malia (Shelley Hennig), representing significant parts of Scott's pack. And, of course, it wouldn't be "Teen Wolf" without the trademark snark of Derek's morally gray Uncle Peter (Ian Bohen).

But perhaps most surprising to return are the characters that have been long missing. Crystal Reed makes her triumphant return as Allison Argent, whose death sent a shockwave of grief through the series. Colton Haynes will also be reprising his role as Jackson Whittemore; an entitled rich boy turned kanima turned werewolf. Though Jackson was not killed off, he had an early departure in Season 2, quickly explained as a move to London. But even with this impressive collection of cast members, there is one glaring omission. Dylan O'Brien confirmed he would not return in "Teen Wolf: The Movie" as fan-favorite character Stiles. As Scott's best friend and the heart of the show, the film will undoubtedly be feeling his absence.

Who is directing Teen Wolf: The Movie?

Just as the pack is reuniting on screen, they will also be reuniting off-screen. Long ago, in the depths of television production, Jeff Davis took on the ambitious task of rebooting the "Teen Wolf" franchise. Davis injected the series with the darkness of "The Lost Boys," creating the Beacon Hills we know today. His partnership with "Highlander" director Russell Mulcahy was lightning in a bottle, and the two were off to the races. Davis credited much of the "Teen Wolf" vision to the director who would become a long-standing presence on the series.

"[Mulcahy] brought in these amazing storyboards that he had done himself, and he had visualized the show," Davis told Collider before the series premiere. "I remember Michael Thorn and I turning to each other and being like, 'This is the guy. He's got the best ideas.' He had a way of doing it cinematically, which is what we really wanted. We wanted to go at this with a lot of style." The new Paramount+ film seems to be going with what works. Davis returned to write the screenplay for "Teen Wolf: The Movie" while Mulcahy is back in the director's chair. This partnership set the tone for the series, which became known for its humor, emotional stakes, and heart. With these creatives returning, "Teen Wolf: The Movie" is on track to be a crowd-pleaser.

Is there a trailer for Teen Wolf: The Movie?

Since its announcement a year ago, Paramount+ has been doling out tiny crumbs of "Teen Wolf: The Movie" for the masses. The first teaser only showed a title card with minimal visuals announcing the intention for a film to follow up the series. But as of July 2022, hungry fans could finally feast on the delicious morsels of a concise trailer. Per TV Line, the film takes place 15 years after the conclusion of the series — which shouldn't be a problem since werewolves age incredibly slowly. But even though time has passed, things aren't exactly easier for Scott.

He, Derek, Lydia, and Malia find their town under attack from some familiar foes. The Oni of Season 3 are prominent in many shots of the teaser, as well as the heralded return of Allison Argent. The teaser doesn't give us much more than that but does hint at the devastating ramifications of her father, Chris (J.R. Bourne), discovering that his only daughter has been revived for a purpose. Is it for good or evil? Judging from her assault on Derek, it certainly doesn't bode well for our heroes.

Where to watch previous seasons of Teen Wolf

Dylan O'Brien's absence from "Teen Wolf: The Movie" may mean we're without Stiles' characteristic intelligence and wit, but that doesn't mean you can't revisit it. There would be no "Teen Wolf" without Stiles, who first encouraged Scott to look for a dead body in the woods with him. After Scott's resulting werewolf bite, Stiles became the emotional touchstone as he helped his best friend face off an army of baddies time after time. Luckily, the entire show is available to fans with a streaming subscription. Amazon Prime and Hulu are the home for all of Beacon Hills' shapeshifters.

Experience Scott and Allison's love story from the beginning, Stiles' moving battle for his soul, and Derek evolving into his best self. And there is plenty of content to fill your time before the premiere of the upcoming film. Scott's journey is complete with precisely 100 episodes of content, from surviving high school to being the best young adult wolf he can be (via IMDb).