July 13, 2011 3:01pm PT by Jethro Nededog
MTV's 'Teen Wolf' Captures Second Season Renewal
It looks like Teen Wolf is moving on to its sophomore year.
MTV has announced it’s giving its new supernatural show a second season. The series, which brings an updated edgy version of the 1985 werewolf in high school film of the same name to a new audience, will return with 12 new episodes in 2012.
“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.” says MTV’s Head of Programming, David Janollari.
The series has indeed performed well for the network. It’s currently MTV’s highest rated new series of 2010 and 2011, attracting an average of about 1.7 million total viewers to its weekly new episodes airing on Monday nights.
“We’re incredibly proud of this show,” Janollari says. “Executive producer Jeff Davis has brought an exciting, cinematic story to life with a breakout young cast who our audience has wildly embraced.”
Tyler Posey leads the series as new werewolf Scott McCall. He’s joined by costars Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, and Colton Haynes.
Developed by EP Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds), additional executive producers include Marty Adelstein, Michael Thorn, René Echevarria, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) co-executive produces.
The series is a co-production with MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.
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