In case your week needed more Teen Wolf talk, we’ve got you covered. Fangirlish attended the premiere of the hit MTV show’s final season in Hollywood, CA last week, where we spoke with some of Beacon Hills’ finest: Tyler Posey (Scott McCall), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin), Shelley Hennig (Malia Tate), Khylin Rhambo (Mason Hewitt), Cody Christian (Theo Raeken), JR Bourne (Argent), Pete Ploszek (Mr. Douglas / Nazi Wolf), and even Charlie Carver (Ethan). From an upcoming period episode to Tyler Posey’s turn as director (and of course, some Stydia talk), we covered all the major bases for Season 6.Checking in with the Pack
Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, and Shelley Hennig represented Teen Wolf‘s senior class at the premiere, teasing what their characters’ journeys look like this season and what they’re most excited for fans to see.
“What I love about this season is I feel like it’s going to deal with a lot of things that we all deal with in real life,” Shelley Hennig said. “I think it’s relatable in an odd way, because this is a supernatural show. There’s going to be a lot of heartbreak, a lot of passion, a lot of love… and a lot of violence, unfortunately. I hope the best lady and man win.”
So what can we expect for the pack? While Malia “go[es] through puberty,” as Shelley puts it, and explores her human side, Scott will be focusing on his grades, while Lydia may be the key to this season’s central mystery. “Lydia is on a path to figure out this whole thing with Stiles – where is he, why is he gone, how do they get him back?” Holland Roden said.
Looking ahead, Tyler Posey got deep, speaking directly to fans about what he’s looking forward to sharing with them this season. (Watch the video below – he’s talking to you.) “I’m excited for you guys to see our finished product,” he said. “We have come a long way and done a lot of interesting things – us as characters and individuals. I’m excited for you to see the outcome. I don’t even know what that is yet – I haven’t read the last couple episodes. I know it’s gonna be great. I hope from the bottom of my heart that this isn’t gonna be the end of Teen Wolf… even if I have to bring it back myself.”New and Returning Players
Meeting the new villain(s) is always an exciting part of each season of Teen Wolf. While the Ghost Riders have been at the forefront so far, we have met another villain who was teased at the end of last season – even if you didn’t know it yet. Mr. Douglas, a.k.a. the hottest teacher on TV, will sooner or later be revealed as the Nazi Wolf. As one might expect, Pete Ploszek is having an amazing time playing the villain. “It’s a dream come true,” he said. “As an actor, you dream of putting on claws and putting on prosthetics – that’s the fun stuff. That’s like breaking open your toy chest as a kid. The guys who do the special effects and prosthetics are amazing, and it really does a lot of work for you – you feel bad when you put that on.”
Since his character hasn’t even been “outed” as evil yet on the show, we were curious about what’s in store for the Nazi Wolf – and how he will top the Ghost Riders as the baddest dude in town. “I’ll just say that the Ghost Riders and I have some things in common – perhaps a similar agenda,” Pete teased. “You’ll see my time spent there trying to take the reins, if you will.” We do love a good metaphor.
Between the Nazi Wolf and the Ghost Riders, Beacon Hills has more than its fair share of evil going around once again. With Theo set to return from whatever hell he was dragged into at the end of last season, can we expect him to help the pack or cause even more trouble? “We see this guy who was very confident, very much in charge. He was playing a game of chess with human beings. We get to see what it’s like when that guy gets broken. He lost a game that he thought he was winning,” Cody Christian teased. “When he comes back in Season 6, I think we see a different side of Theo.”
Considering the… tension between Scott and Theo when we last saw them together, don’t expect this new and reformed Theo to be welcomed into the pack with open arms. Regarding the temperature between Theo and Scott, Cody said, “I can sum it up very, very briefly. It’s not good. They have some work to do.”
Speaking of familiar faces, we were pleasantly surprised to see Charlie Carver on the carpet. As the living half of the Alpha twins introduced in Season 3A, his character Ethan definitely has the potential to make a return appearance in Beacon Hills. Though Charlie couldn’t reveal whether he’ll be coming back, he did offer this tease: “I think there’s gonna be a lot of cameos this season, and I think it’s going to be really special. I’ll leave it at that.”Going Behind the Camera
Several of Teen Wolf‘s major players, including Tyler Posey and Linden Ashby (Stilinski), will be taking a turn behind the camera before the show bows out. Tyler Posey opened up about his experience directing an episode, saying that while he’s grateful for all of the experience and opportunities that his twenty years as an actor have brought him, directing helped him feel fulfilled on another level. “Directing felt really right for me and was just sort of nice,” he said. “I could go on forever about it, but it really felt like the first time in a while that I was doing something I’m meant to do.”
Posey’s fellow cast members were quick to praise his skills behind the camera. “Being directed by a friend is one thing. Being directed well by a friend is something special. He did an amazing job,” JR Bourne said. “I felt like the parents were out and the babysitter didn’t show up, so we got to eat mac and cheese by ourselves and watch a scary movie,” Holland Roden added. “It felt really chill and comfortable, and that we were capable of handling ourselves. It was a really relaxing day on set and I was so proud of Tyler.”Looking Ahead
Finally, we’ll wrap things up with a few more interesting teasers from the cast. Look out for the following in Season 6:
– Another period episode
. “We do a really fun flashback episode to World War II,” Pete Ploszek teased. “We’ll travel back in time, have some fun.” Teen Wolf‘s previous period piece also explored the World War II era – specifically Noshiko Yukimura’s ties to the Oak Creek Internment Camp. We’ll definitely be interested to see whether the Nazi Wolf brings us back to the same place or connects to any existing characters or their ancestors.
(???). Though Holland Roden hadn’t seen any episodes of Season 6 when we spoke to her, we did mention the Stydia factor – including this week’s “I think I loved him” reveal. “I know Jeff [Davis, Teen Wolf‘s Executive Producer] has heard fans loud and clear, and we hope you enjoy,” she said. Take from that what you will.
– All the feels
. But we already knew that, right? In case you needed any further confirmation, Charlie Carver summed it up pretty succinctly: “This season’s gonna hurt. Hard.”Fonte