Creator/Executive Producer Jeff Davis Talks TEEN WOLF Season 2 and 3; Promises Big Changes Ahead

     July 28, 2012


Shortly after MTV’s Teen Wolf won Best Youth-Oriented Television Series at this year’s Saturn Awards, I landed an extended video interview with creator/executive producer Jeff Davis backstage.  We talked about the recent twenty-four episode third season pickup, why the production is moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles, how he follows Joss Whedon’s “big bad” paradigm and how they keep the show fresh by bringing in new actors but balancing the regular characters’ appearances, and more.  In addition, Davis teases a bloody end to season two and big changes ahead for season three.  Hit the jump to watch.

jeff-davis-teen-wolfJeff Davis Time Index:

  • Davis comments on his newly won Saturn award for the Best Youth-Oriented Television Series.
  • 0:30 – Talks about Teen Wolf getting picked up for a third season and preparing for the 24 episode run.
  • 1:25 – The production is moving from Atlanta to California.  Davis comments on why this change has been made.
  • 2:00 – Talks about his process with the finale of the second season and breaking the third season.
  • 2:30 – The upcoming season will be split into two sets of 12 episodes apiece.
  • 2:45 – Although Teen Wolf has been approved for a third season, there haven’t been any associated budget increases.  Davis talks about how they work around it.
  • 3:50 – Davis admits to following in Joss Whedon’s “big bad” paradigm and how they keep the show fresh by bringing in new actors but balancing the regular characters’ appearances to appease the fanbase.
  • 4:35 – Talks about continuing the show past the high school years.
  • 5:20 – Although the production location is moving, the in-show location will stay the same.
  • 5:45 – Comments on the tax breaks in Los Angeles as a factor in their decision to move production.
  • 6:35 – Talks about other projects he’s been approached to do, but says he’s committed to working on Teen Wolf at the moment.
  • 7:30 – With the lower budget for Teen Wolf, which Davis calls one of MTV’s highest priced shows, Davis also comments on the creative freedom that comes with it.
  • 9:05 – Teases a bloody end to season two and big changes ahead for season three.


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