After being approached by MTV with the thought of rebooting Teen Wolf, sequence creator Jeff Davis stated he watched the unique 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox. Figuring out the community hoped to enter the scripted market with an enormous sequence, he puzzled what tone they have been hoping to strike. Did they actually desire a TV present about basketball impressed by the “dated” movie?
Davis discovered inspiration in The Misplaced Boys and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, hoping to be “attractive, suspenseful, scary and humorous,” he detailed. “I principally was solely curious about doing it if it might even have a humorousness and jokes, or, no less than, have a way of irony. And never be so completely severe like all the opposite teen exhibits that have been popping out at that time.”
Earlier than writing the pilot, Davis additionally learn the primary two Twilight books. Whereas he understood why teenage women—MTV’s desired demographic—was into it, he discovered the story “melodramatic.” For Teen Wolf, he needed the viewers to “be laughing one minute after which scared s–tless the subsequent.”
Nonetheless, MTV had one main observe after they learn the pilot script: “‘There must be extra sexiness. Each single scene should be oozing with intercourse,'” he recalled. “I am sitting there considering to myself, ‘Would you like the scene with Scott and his mother to be oozing with intercourse?!’ Each single scene?!’ However they have been like, ‘That is how we draw an viewers.'”
As he recalled, “I bear in mind seeing the primary trailer and considering to myself, ‘OK so, they’re promoting it similar to Twilight. We’re f–ked.'”
Fortunately, he was mistaken.