Tyler Posey attended the 2017 People’s Choice Awards on January 18th. Here are the photos that have been added to our photo archive;
Now that you’ve had a full night to process that Teen Wolf finale, what do you say to a little more scoop from the series’ last 10 episodes (ever)? For starters, if you’re wondering why Tuesday’s midseason finale ended so abruptly — without giving us a taste of what’s still to come — executive producer Jeff Davis says that was very much a “planned thing.” TV Line has the details;
“I didn’t want to have a tag at the end leading into [Season 6B],” he tells TVLine. “You get a little tired of cliffhangers. They start to seem a bit perfunctory, like too much salesmanship.”
As you might expect, this means Davis isn’t eager to dole out spoilers for the last 10 episodes, though he does confirm that “we’re going to have some appearances in the final season of people you haven’t seen in a long time.”
One of those people, as revealed back in December, will be Scott’s dad, who received a little shout-out in the finale’s closing scene. Davis says that Agent McCall re-enters the picture out of “necessity. You’ll see the city of Beacon Hills thrown into a bit of a chaotic state, so he comes back as an FBI agent first and a dad second.” (No word on how he might react to the news of Melissa and Argent’s new romance.)
As for other beloved characters, Davis says the show will continue to explore Malia and Peter‘s complicated relationship (“Can he ever truly redeem himself, or is he always going to go back to being a bad guy?”) as well as Mason’s new position in the pack (“Mason is the smartest kid in the group, probably on par with Lydia. You’ll see a lot more of him in 6B.”)
You guys, there are only 10 episodes left of Teen Wolf. HollywoodLife.com got the EXCLUSIVE scoop from EP Jeff Davis about 6B, and you can expect some of favorite characters to return! Crossing our fingers for Tyler Hoechlin and Colton Haynes!
What’s the time span of 6B?
It’s only a few weeks. It’s a very compressed timeline. We like our stories to be very fast and furious.
What can you say about the new villains?
I can that 6B season was inspired a bit by H.P. Lovecraft, and also inspired by the current state of affairs. The supernaturals become pariahs again. It becomes very hard for them, and they actually start to see the rise of new hunters, who are ready to get blood on their hands.
Since you said this may be the last time we see Stiles. Will there be more of their relationship, even just from Lydia’s point of view?
You’ll have to wait and see.
How will the characters have changed just a few months after the events of 6A?
They’re definitely feeling the effects of the previous season. They’re feeling certain gun shy, but they’re ready to move on. They’re preparing, each one, is preparing for life as an adult and life without Beacon Hills. One thing I can tell you about 6B is that it’s sort of like an extended goodbye. It will definitely feel like the last season. That was very kind of MTV to let us know early on so that we could make it feel like a last season and also bring back a few people that we haven’t seen in a long time.
Can you tease anybody in particular?
I can’t say specifically. All I can say is that I had a list of the people I wanted back, and I was hoping to get one of them, and I’m getting more than I thought I would. A lot more. It’s very nice to see because what you realize is that everyone who’s done the show has really fond memories of it and wants to come back. They don’t want it to end without a nod to their character or another appearance by their character.
What’s going to be happening with Malia going forward?
She wants out. She wants to experience the world. She wants to get the hell out of Beacon Hills as fast as Possible and live. But of course she’s not going to be able to very quickly in 6B. We concentrated a lot on Malia in 6B actually, so I’m excited for the audience to see how her character develops.
What about Theo? How is he going to fit within the pack?
Theo is becoming, once again, a reluctant ally, and he’s going to be brought back in early in 6B. We can’t let Cody Christian go. He’s too good of a guy.
What about the potential for romance for Scott?
I can tell you that something is brewing for Scott and romance, yes. We had thought about keeping Scott single, but we think Tyler Posey is such a good romantic lead, and we love writing scenes where he’s romantic. We had to do it.
We saw Argent and Melissa share a pretty hot kiss in the finale. Is their relationship going to develop further?
That will be developing, but in a very slow burn. A slow, awkward burn.
The first half of the season was about remembering and memories, what would say is the theme for the next 10 episodes?
I would say it’s very much about living in a world where you feel like the other. Where you feel like a pariah and you feel like an outsider. Next season is about being an outsider in a world that is… You know what’s funny, I came up with this idea as the election was going on and how we could mirror it in Teen Wolf and then I said to the writers, “Oh, this won’t really matter much soon anyway since Hillary is going to get elected.” And now it’s all changed. [Laughs] It surprisingly mirrors the current climate affairs in the world in how we can treat the other and how treat people who feel like outsiders. 6B is very much a story of outsiders.
Do you have plans to show Scott and Lydia in college?
We’re shooting a scene that is not college but like it this week. That involves a certain character, and I can’t tell you anything about it except that.
Teen Wolf returns in summer 2017.
If you thought Tuesday’s Teen Wolf felt more like a series finale than a midseason ender, there’s a good reason for that. Jeff Davis sat down with TV Line to discuss the show’s mid-season finale and more;
“We definitely wanted to close the book on the high school chapter of their lives,” executive producer Jeff Davis tells TVLine. “This season was really about honoring the character of Stiles. We knew we wouldn’t have Dylan O’Brien full-time, and then we had him even less once his accident happened. So there was a bit of behind-the-scenes trickery there. I love when a season feels like it’s told a full story, a complete story. Every season finale has felt like a series finale to me.”
Before we continue picking apart the episode, here’s a quick recap of the main events (in addition to the defeat of Mr. Douglas and the Ghost Riders): Stiles returned to the land of the living, where he reunited with (and kissed!) Lydia; Argent and Melissa shared a kiss of their own; Malia and Peter had their first real heart-to-heart moment as father and daughter; Stilinski and Lydia teamed up to send Claudia back to… wherever the hell she came from; and the senior pack members celebrated the end of high school. (Stiles is off to a pre-FBI program at George Washington University, while Lydia is heading to MIT — as a junior! — and Scott is attending UC Davis.)
Unfortunately, Davis can’t say how Stiles and Lydia’s (long-overdue) kiss will affect the pair moving forward, nor can he confirm the amount of Dylan O’Brien we’ll actually see in the final 10 episodes. Instead, he offers up this Cheshire Cat-like musing on the couple’s finale moment: “It all has to do with friendship and romance, where someone finally says ‘I love you’ after it’s been boiling up inside for years.”
Speaking of what’s coming up, Davis says Season 6B jumps ahead “a few months” and will explore what it means to be an outsider.
“It’s something new, but also old,” he explains. “Scott and his supernatural friends become pariahs once again. They’re feared and hunted. It’s very much a season of fear. Our inspiration was H.P. Lovecraft, so you’re going to be seeing a lot of dark horror in the next season. We have some really disgusting stuff coming up.”
There’s also an interesting future in store for the show’s newest — and my personal favorite — pairing, Argent and Melissa.
“We’d been flirting with the idea of Stilinski and Melissa,” Davis says, “but one of our rules in the writers’ room is to go the unexpected route — and putting her with Argent felt unexpected. Then it started to feel natural. Like, they’re really good together. I was like, ‘Are we doing this? It’s the last season. Let’s do it.’ In 6B, things are going to get ever more awkward. We love awkward romances, inspired by my own life.”
Spoiler alert: This post contains plot points from the January 31 winter finale of Teen Wolf.
Teen Wolf‘s season 6 winter finale held nothing back: Scott and his pack went toe-to-toe with the Ghost Riders while Stiles’ return gave fans moments they’ve waited years for (namely, one very passionate kiss). By the end of the hour, the Wild Hunt was gone, and Scott, Stiles, and Lydia were all headed off to college.
As for what that means for the future — the show has 10 more episodes to wrap up its story – EW spoke with showrunner Jeff Davis about the finale and what comes next.
On that Melissa-Argent kiss: When it comes to taking this friendship to the next level, Davis wasn’t always on board. “It’s actually something that I fought for a while,” he says. “Some of the writers really liked it and I was skeptical of it quite a bit. We hadn’t been planning it for a long time, but this season we were like, ‘Alright, last season of Teen Wolf, are we going to go for it? Let’s go for it!’”
Whether there’s an actual relationship in their future, however, remains to be seen. “There’s more to come in 6B,” Davis says. “There’s some awkwardness, some, ‘Did we really just do that?’ It’s definitely one of our more awkward romances.”
On the end of the Wild Hunt: The Wild Hunt is gone… but that doesn’t mean it can’t still play a role in what comes next. As Davis puts it, “There is a thread that finds its way into 6B. Everything is cause-and-effect in our world and we’ll discover that the events of 6B couldn’t have happened without the Wild Hunt coming through Beacon Hills.”
On Peter and Malia: In order to snap Peter out of his supernatural trance, Malia had to play the “dad” card, and after a season of watching the once selfish Peter put his daughter first, it felt like the two of them took a real step forward in their relationship. And according to Davis, “Fatherhood changes people, sometimes for the better.” Most importantly, he says, “Peter will be back in 6B and we’ll be exploring more of their relationship. I like the two of those actors together and they obviously have fun together, so oftentimes when we as the writers notice that two people are good together and they clearly enjoy acting together, we write more scenes for them. It was a joy having Ian Bohen back on set. No one else can say a line like, ‘Nobody likes a Nazi,’ with that kind of flair.”
On that Stydia kiss: After six long years, Stiles and Lydia finally locked lips, and not because he was having a panic attack. Furthermore, they’re in love, which sadly, is still no guarantee that we’ll get to see the two of them together in the final 10 episodes. At this point, Dylan O’Brien isn’t confirmed to return, and according to Davis, Stiles’ future “remains to be seen.” The question, as Davis puts it, is: “Is this the end of Stiles’ character with Teen Wolf?”
On where we go from here: Following an hour that felt oddly like a series finale, particularly with the full-circle ending, the question becomes: What now? “In 6B, it all goes back to Scott’s character and where Scott would be going from here, finally going from teen wolf to man wolf. It’s really his evolution as a character, from a naive lovestruck innocent kid to the leader of a supernatural underground, Beacon Hills. 6B is very much about Scott and his friends becoming outsiders again, becoming pariahs, and about fear of the other, fear of the outsider, which is also a reflection of our current cultural political climate.”
As for how Liam and the rest of the current high schoolers will factor in, Davis reveals that the show will still be set in Beacon Hills. “It’s basically predicated on a new element of the supernatural, a new danger that arrives to keep Scott and his friends in Beacon Hills just a little bit longer. One of Scott’s greatest fears is that he will never be able to leave Beacon Hills as sort of a protector of the supernatural and can he go off and have a life of his own? So we’re going to explore some of that.”
Teen Wolf will return for its final 10 episodes in summer 2017.
Here’s the preview of Teen Wolf’s upcoming episode “Riders on the Storm” airing January 31st on MTV
With the fate of Beacon Hills hanging in the balance, Scott and his pack face off against Douglas in a final showdown.
After six seasons and countless mysteries, Teen Wolf has finally answered the biggest question of all: What is Stiles’ real name? EW.com sat down with Jeff Davis who finally explains Stiles’ real name;
During Tuesday’s episode, Sheriff Stilinski spends most of the hour doing nothing more than remembering. Most importantly, he remembers that he has a son. Then, he remembers that his wife is actually dead. And from there, it’s a flood of emotions as he pieces together Stiles’ life, from the moment he got his Jeep to the first moment Teen Wolf fans met him as he dragged Scott out into the woods to find a dead body.
By episode’s end, Stilinski remembers everything, and in the moment he shows up at Scott’s house to update everyone, he says, “I have a son. His name is Mieczyslaw Stilinski.” Stilinski goes on to say that Stiles couldn’t pronounce his name when he was young, so the closest he got was “mischief,” which quickly became a nickname that Claudia gave him. Whether Stiles’ name will play into the rest of the season remains to be seen, but regardless, it’s a big moment for fans.
EW asked Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis about the inspiration for the long-awaited name drop. “A few years ago, I knew I would have to actually reveal Stiles’s name at some point,” Davis tells EW exclusively. “I was looking for a Polish name that was incredibly difficult to both spell and pronounce. Mieczyslaw sounded like ‘mischief.’ It seemed like a perfect word to describe Stiles. Both as a mischievous child and equally misbehaved adult.”
Teen Wolf airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.