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"Teen Wolf" creator takes to Tumblr to tease third season

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After months of radio silence, Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis has emerged to answer fan questions via the Teen Wolf Tumblr. Billed as a tongue-in-cheek (and rather more feminist) alternative to Twilight, the show has gained a hugely enthusiastic online fanbase thanks to its combination of Buffy-esque horror pastiche, snappy dialogue, and upfront support for queer characters.

Davis seems very adept at keeping the balance between close-mouthed mystery and fandom-friendly behind-the-scenes hints, so it’s no surprise that this Q&A includes references to Sterek (a nickname for the enormously popular Stiles/Derek pairing, which has yet to actually appear on the show), jokes about threatening to sue to protect Season 3 spoilers, and — inevitably — the show’s mysterious lack of shirts for its male characters.

While we imagine that the Teen Wolf publicity team probably had to delete a great deal of Sterek-related messages — not to mention requests for cast member Dylan O’Brien to finally film a shirtless scene — the fan questions were interestingly varied. Some of the best were purely logistical. For example, do werewolves need to go to the dentist?


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And how does the apparently homeless werewolf Derek Hale manage to look like a supermodel at all times?


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In terms of plot developments for Season 3, fans will be pleased to hear that there will be absolutely no vampires whatsoever (although Jeff Davis is hoping for a unicorn at some point). With 24 episodes to work with, there will be far more time for character development including team-ups among the human characters, information about werewolf Boyd’s home life, and a backstory episode about the fire that killed Derek Hale’s family. In addition to dropping these storyline hints, Davis also attempted to whet fandom’s appetite for continuity details:


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For concerned Sterek fans, the rumors about a possible love-interest for Derek remain inconclusive. Jeff Davis’ comments on the matter are that he “doesn’t pay attention to rumors” and that there won’t be a “new girl.” However, since Davis is known for teasing his viewers, this still leaves the field open for Sterek — or a different love-interest such as a girl who has already appeared on the show, or another male character. Either way, Davis had nothing but good things to say about Sterek fandom in general:


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As for the rest of the Q&A, there were a lot of hints but no real spoilers. Sadly, no one asked the “Nairwolves” question: Why do none of the werewolves have any chest hair, even when they’re half transformed? But aside from that, here are some of our favorite answers:

  • A female nerd character will be introduced later in the season.
     
  • Danny will get a bigger role this year, for which they are currently shooting shirtless scenes with a character who is described as “not a boyfriend.”
     
  • Cast member Colton Haynes is leaving, so they’ve decided to replace him with a cardboard cutout. (This may or may not be true.)
     
  • “Where does Derek’s money come from?” Insurance.
     
  • “What inspires you to write?” Deadlines.
     
  • “What can we expect more of from Stiles this season?” More hair.
     
  • Worryingly, last season’s new cast member Isaac may cause a rift in the Scott/Stiles dream team.
     
  • But to make up for it, Isaac will have a shirtless scene as well.

Photo via Teen Wolf/Tumblr