MTV has renewed Teen Wolf for a second season, ordering 12 episodes that will air in 2012.
The series is a sexy and angst filled reboot of the 1985 film of the same name. In MTV’s soapy drama, teenager Scott McCall (played by Tyler Posey) is attacked by a “unknown animal” while in the woods with his quirky best friend Stiles (played by Dylan O’Brien). Scotty begins to develop heightened senses and athletic ability, and later discovers it was a werewolf that attacked him. Scotty must deal with his newfound abilities and curse as he navigates high school, girls and rivals. Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes, Crystal Reed and Holland Roden also star.
“Picking up Teen Wolf for a second season marks another step towards the further diversification of our schedule with this big, bold, entertaining scripted series,” said David Janollari, MTV’s Head of Programming. “When we developed it and made the pilot, we were enthusiastic and thought we had something special here. Viewers seem to have fallen in love with the show.”
Teen Wolf’s June 5 premiere and subsequent episodes have been a huge win for MTV, boasting the show as its highest-rated new series of the last two years in the 12-34 demo, averaging 1.7 million viewers overall.
The success of Teen Wolf is good news for MTV, which canceled its remake of the controversial hit UK series Skins. The US version is skins drew more controversy than it did viewers, constantly under attack from parents groups like the Parents Television Council. MTV has more scripted series ready to launch this summer. Awkward centers on a high school girl who is mistakenly believed to have tried to commit suicide, will debut next Tuesday. At the end of August, MTV ventures into the horror genre with Death Valley, a comedy about police offers fending of an invasion of zombies.