Teen Wolf‘s final season doesn’t launch until July 30, but the show already has a future. Or rather, the franchise has a future.
EW has confirmed that MTV is in early talks with showrunner Jeff Davis to turn the show into an anthology series and reboot it in the future with a new cast and new setting (with the possible occasional appearance by a returning character).
MTV president Chris McCarthy announced the reboot in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “These characters and these stories have hit a peak,” he said. “We are talking with Jeff about how do we actually keep that franchise alive. And the beauty of the evolution of media is you can see the series going on through a series of podcasts and then see a resurrection of a new class in a couple years.”
That’s right — after the finale of the show’s current iteration, the story will continue in podcast form.
“We want to give it enough time to let the series finale marinate a year or so, and then when we find the right story and the right cast, look to resurrect it,” McCarthy added.
Later, McCarthy noted, “How do we keep this franchise alive in podcasts, in the spirit of Serial, and then how do we actually reboot an entire new class? Because the heart of MTV is around these timeless issues of young people and coming of age, but the timely piece will be the whole new cast, new set of issues, and stories to explore through them. With Teen Wolf, we have such a beautiful gem. And when you have a creator like Jeff that is such an amazing partner and the fan base that is hungry for more, we’re crazy not to.”
But for now, Teen Wolf fans still have 10 episodes to look forward to before saying goodbye to Tyler Posey’s Scott McCall.