Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis explains exactly where Teen Wolf: The Movie will fall on the timeline of the series. The show, which ran for 6 seasons and 100 total episodes between 2011 and 2017, was a dark reimagining of the classic 1984 Michael J. Fox comedy of the same name, following Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a young man who becomes a werewolf and discovers that his hometown of Beacon Hills is a hub of supernatural activity. Teen Wolf: The Movie, which is premiering on Paramount+ later this year, will be reviving the series and leading into a brand new spin-off series titled Wolf Pack. The film will reunite many members of the original cast of the series, including Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, Linden Ashby as Noah Stilinski, Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore, Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar, and Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale.
The film will pick up with Scott McCall after the events of Teen Wolf's final season, which saw the werewolf forced to claw out his own eyes in order to protect his friends and family. Although they did grow back, they became permanently red, and that was just the beginning of the sacrifices he had to make. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Posey revealed that, in the movie, Scott has stepped away from his old life and set his leadership role aside, focusing on the complicated realities of being an adult. Although he is still haunted by what happened in Beacon Hills, he is trying to maintain his new life working in a veterinarian's office.
Although Posey revealed those details about Scott McCall, it was still unclear how much time has passed in-universe since the series ended. However, recently, Collider released an interview from Comic-Con with Davis, Hoechlin, and Posey about Teen Wolf: The Movie. Quickly, the conversation turned to the topic of where exactly on the timeline the movie will sit. Davis revealed that he has a specific timeline in mind and that the film is set in 2026, so "Scott McCall is actually older than Tyler Posey." Posey chimed in to add that McCall is now 33 years old. Read the full quote below:
Jeff Davis: I’m probably gonna get this wrong. Cause I did the timeline and I know what year the movie takes place. It’s 2026 actually. And right now, in the movie, Scott McCall is actually older than Tyler Posey.
Tyler Posey: Yes, I believe I’m 33. Am I allowed to say that? Scott McCall I think is 33 years old. And I’m only 12! So… that’s pretty cool, right?
This time jump was likely necessitated by the fact that Derek Hale has a 15-year-old son in the film. Eli Hale was played by Halloween 2018's Vince Mattis, who Hale had a role in casting because he is a producer on the new project. Although not much is known about Eli at this point in time, he will likely play a key role in bridging the film with Wolf Pack.
Scott's age in Teen Wolf: The Movie was likely a strange reversal for Posey. In a common move for television series set in high school, the actor was significantly older than his character for quite some time. Indeed, in season 1, when McCall was only 16 years old, Posey himself was already 19. It will certainly be interesting to see if this age difference (as well as the gap between the series and the film) will impact how he plays the character.
- Teen Wolf: The Movie (2022)Release date: Aug 07, 2022