Ahead of its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con today, it has been revealed that MTV is in early talks to reboot its hit TV series Teen Wolf, as well as continuing the current show beyond its final batch of episodes in podcast form.
“These characters and these stories have hit a peak,” MTV president Chris McCarthy tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We are talking with [creator Jeff Davis] 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.”
“How do we keep this franchise alive in podcasts, in the spirit of Serial, and then how do we actually reboot an entire new class?” McCarthy continues. “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. And when you have a creator like Jeff that is such an amazing partner and the fan base that is hungry for more, we’re crazy not to.”
McCarthy also went on to state that the plan is “o give it enough time to let the series finale marinate a year or so, and then when we find the right story and the right cast, look to resurrect it.”
A reboot of the 1985 Michael J. Fox film, Teen Wolf premeired on MTV back in 2011, and is currently half way through its sixth and final season, with the final ten episodes set to get underway from July 30th.