The cast and producer of Teen Wolf visited London as guests of the MCM Expo Comic-Con this weekend, and took to the stage for a fan Q&A ahead of the show’s third season, set to premiere on June 3rd. As Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale), Crystal Reed (Alison Argent), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin), Daniel Sharman (Isaac Lahey) and Executive Producer Christian Taylor took to the stage, the crowd reaction was ear-splitting before the ever-loyal fanbase were given their chance to quiz the panel. Hit the jump for our recap of the panel as well as a full transcription of the Q&A.
In addition to the Q&A, we were also treated to an extended trailer for season three, featuring some intense-looking horror elements. The new alpha pack is a very real threat, with some physical fight scenes glimpsed along with snippets of dialogue discussing the grisly murders that have been taking place. The assembled fans certainly made their approval clear, nearly taking off the roof as the trailer ended. We were then shown a clip from the season, which had a genuinely surprising jump as some supernatural nastiness interrupted a classroom situation. Again, the clip was greeted with a very loud scream as the lights came back up.
Season three seems to be set for a darker tone, and the enthusiastic fans in the audience set the stage for a fun and energetic Q&A.
Highlights of the panel included:
Crystal Reed mentioning on more than one occasion how she would love to play a werewolf. This led to Christian Taylor joking that he’d better take the hint.
A big, heartfelt thank you from the whole panel to the fans for making the show so successful.
While there will be more “Sterek” in season 3, both characters will meet new people that the writers hope the fans respond to.
Lydia goes into full-on detective mode at times in season 3, and Alison’s desire to act like a normal teenager will be key for that character.
As the characters have matured, so the show has become darker. We will see a lot more of the show’s horror elements this time out.
The two female characters on the panel are “growing into womanhood” and becoming even more “empowered,” which was good fun for the writing staff.
Season 3 includes some ambitious water-based stunts, including the flooding of an entire set.
The second half of season 3 is underway, with hopes high for more seasons to come beyond that.
Below is the transcription of the panel Q&A:
Question: If you could change the storyline for one character, who would it be and why?
Holland Roden: I already have an answer for that. I’ve always said Lydia should start selling blue meth, like Breaking Bad. [general laughter]
Christian Taylor: I think we like the characters because it’s always changing. With every creator, every writer and these wonderful actors it comes to life, so you learn and they grow.
Crystal Reed: I think Alison should have the bite. She’d be a great werewolf, so give her the bite!
Tyler Hoechlin: You guys like it how it is though right?
[Screams from crowd]
How do you feel about the rabid fangirls following the series?
Roden: I don’t know are there any here?
[Enormous scream goes up from the crowd]
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