With only 80 days left, how could you not be excited for the next season of MTV’s Teen Wolf? Developed and written by Jeff Davis (who is also the genius behind Criminal Minds,) the show is a new take on the 1985 movie by the same name. Teen Wolf focuses on the life of Scott McCall (played by Tyler Posey) who struggles with high school, friends, girls, lacrosse, and everything that comes with his newfound lycanthropy, including some hunters and some other werewolves. The show is fairly popular among critics—it holds a score of 61 on Metacritic with generally favorable reviews—but even more popular among fans (8 out of 10 from users on Metacritic.) The third season premieres June 3 on MTV at 10pm ET.
It’s time I admit something: I am a fan of Teen Wolf. You won’t find me writing fan fiction (on a regular basis, I did submit an entry to the Teen Wolf Fan Fiction Contest,) but I have been devouring every tiny bit of information from Teen Wolf’s social media accounts. And there has been a lot. Between MTV’s Teen Wolf Teaser of the Week to the release of the first photo from season three, there is plenty of content on social media to get us fans excited for another summer with Scott and his pack. Although I’ve watched, read, retweeted, reblogged, and had a few fangirl-aneurysms (even changed my ultimate dream job to working for Teen Wolf,) I still need another outlet for my excitement. So I thought I’d create this list of my favorite videos, social media accounts, etc. that have gotten me geared up for season three.
What better way to get excited for a new season than to see all our favorite characters—well the actors playing them—in motion on our computer screens? On Feb 22, Teen Wolf released their 100 Days Video, which announced the June 3 premiere date and featured some of the cast members, including a few new faces, talking about the upcoming season. Amidst the Teen Wolf veterans like Holland Roden and Sinqua Walls, we also got a sneak peak of Charlie Carver, who will be playing one of the twin alpha werewolves in the new season. But there were also some lesser-known videos released of Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien goofing around on the set: Rock, Paper, Scissor and Rock Throwing. It’s almost like actually being on set with them, minus the standing in the burning sun for hours part.
In both the Welcome to Season 3 and Cast Reads Fan Mail videos, the cast members—you guessed it—read fan letters to each other. If you were one of the lucky fans to have their letter read by Holland Roden, Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, or Daniel Sharman that must have been an exceptionally special experience. For those of us that didn’t write letters (or whose letters weren’t chosen,) it was still hilarious to watch our favorite cast respond to their fans—especially when it made Tyler Hoechlin blush (which was ‘gif’ed and spread all over Tumblr even before the video was posted.) Given the popularity of these videos hopefully there will be another fan mail video before the June 3rd premiere.
Jeff’s Tumblr AMAs
It was tragic when Jeff Davis deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts, but it’s a price we all had to pay in order for there to actually be a third season. In lieu of posting pictures from Teen Wolf table reads, he has been writing tirelessly to give us fans a fantastic—and full 24 episode—season. But Jeff took a break from writing and shooting and all the other stuff he’s in charge of (which, from what I can understand, seems to be everything Teen Wolf) to answer questions on the show’s Tumblr–twice. Jeff fielded questions about all sorts of topics, some relating to the show like the future for Stiles and Lydia’s relationship and whether Daniel Sharman will be shirtless in the next season. Other questions were about his writing process and where he grew up in Connecticut (Milford.) There were, of course, some Sterek questions as well, or demands really. Nonetheless, it’s really fun to read through all of Jeff’s answers to his fans’ questions.
The Tumblr (In General)
One part silly, one part sassy, and one part crucial information, the Teen Wolf Tumblr is a mixture of everything you could want from a Teen Wolf blog. Themed valentines were posted—one in particular even had a “Call Me Maybe” pun (my personal favorite.) Plus the Tumblr is updated almost every day with pictures from the set, casting updates, teasers and specially-made gifs. Although the Teen Wolf Twitter is a pretty good source of news about the show, following the Tumblr was the best decision I made as a fan. It combines the big news updates with less important but even more fun updates like one of the alpha twins on a bike. Plus, the guy who runs the Tumblr is really good at answering questions and giving the fans what they want. What more could you ask for from a Teen Wolf blog?
If you’re wondering who this weird guy is and why Jeff Davis isn’t at the top of my list, it’s because Matt McDonough is the guy who runs Teen Wolf’s social media. Although maybe Jeff Davis is the puppeteer behind all the fantastic content on Teen Wolf’s Tumblr and Twitter recently (since he is the aforementioned Teen Wolf master), McDonough is the person who answers all our questions on Tumblr, updates the Twitter, and promotes the videos. He even makes all those nice gifs of the cast. There are probably plenty of things he does to keep us fans excited for the new season that we don’t even know about, so he deserves some appreciation. Also, if you’re not following him on Twitter, you should be: @Mattymcd. Although he doesn’t solely tweet about the show, his twitter adds another perspective into the behind-the-scenes action of Teen Wolf.
All crazy-fan obsessive tendencies aside, I am extremely excited for my Mondays to go back to being Teen Wolf Mondays this June. Also, I would like to add a disclaimer that this is in NO way a love letter to the Social Media/Community Manager for Teen Wolf, Matt McDonough (but, like, McCall me maybe?)