Written by: Melissa Donofrio
MTV’s hit series, “Teen Wolf” made its final appearance at New York Comic Con. The show is currently shooting Season 6, which will be the final season. Cast members, Linden Ashby (Sheriff Stilinski), Melissa Ponzio (Melissa McCall), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin), Shelley Hennig (Malia Tate), and Tyler Posey (Scott McCall) participated in the panel. Creator Jeff Davis was also present. Audience members were treated to a teaser trailer for the new season, along with a “cold open” of the first episode. The new and final season will focus on Stiles being erased from the memories of the characters. Once again, Beacon Hills is threatened by another supernatural creature.
The cast discussed the different plotlines throughout the episodes and what viewers can expect from the final season. The main plotline for the season is defeating the new supernatural creature causing havoc in Beacon Hills. Additionally, Stiles, played by Dylan O’Brien will encounter the creature that will erase him from his friends’ memory. Other plotlines in the story include more family drama for Malia (Shelley Hennig), and Lydia (Holland Roden) and Stiles’ friendship reaches a climatic point. The final season will coincide with the characters’ last semester of high school. Unfortunately, Scott and his friends will not experience many high school moments together. They are after all, defeating the supernatural.
The cast was very emotional when reflecting back on their memories and friendships made, by being on the show for six seasons. They all talked about how they became the Teen Wolf family and the unique dynamic among the cast and crew. One of the questions that drew an emotional response from the actors was about the show changing their lives. Tyler Posey, who plays Scott McCall said he knew his life was changing when, “meeting Dylan and the rest of the cast”. Holland Roden shared, “the pizza bagel moment”, the cast got together and bonded over pizza bagels. Linden Ashby revealed he was “initially turned off by the script because of the title”. Once he read the script and “met the kids”, he realized the show would be around for a while. The cast encouraged the audience to remember that friendships last through high school, to love, and that their parents are trying their best.
Despite the fact that this will be the last season of the hit show, the show has made a lasting impact on viewers. Some fans told the cast that the show helped them through dark times, and in dealing with school bullies. “Teen Wolf” was an integral part of fans’ high school experience and are sad to see the show go off-air. The final season of “Teen Wolf” begins on Tuesday, November 15th on MTV.