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Oh, all right, the new Teen Wolf series probably owes as much to The CW’s take on The Vampire Diaries as it does to the Twilight franchise, we’re getting into some weird
snake wolf-swallowing-its-own-tail territory in terms of pastiche. In an any case, MTV’s new drama resembles either one of those works more than it does the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy on which it’s loosely based.
Picked up by MTV last May, the new Teen Wolf heaps on the teen angst and bare skin — Lautner-esque lead Tyler Posey is shirtless for a good portion of the trailer, which you can watch below — while dialing back the comedy. It stars 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.
MTV is throwing its full support behind the drama, premiering it at 11 p.m. ET/PT on June 5, right after the MTV Movie Awards.