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Judging from the first trailer, MTV’s reimagined Teen Wolf owes a far greater debt to author Stephenie Meyer and Summit’s blockbuster film franchise than to the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy on which it’s supposedly based. But, hey, if you’re going to make a grab for those sweet, sweet Twilight dollars, there’s no reason to be coy about it.
Granted a series order back in May, the new Teen Wolf swaps straight-up humor for teen angst (with a dose of buddy comedy), and basketball for … lacrosse. It stars the Lautner-esque Tyler Posey (Lincoln Heights) as newly bitten werewolf Scott McCall, Dylan O’Brien (Sweety High) as his skeptical best friend Stiles, Crystal Reed (Skyline) as the mysterious new girl in town Allison, and Tyler Hoechlin (7th Heaven) as the older and potentially dangerous werewolf Derek. For an added twist, Allison’s father is apparently a werewolf-hunter.