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MTV picks up new series based on 'Teen Wolf' and U.K.'s 'Skins'

May 20, 2010 |  1:21 pm

MTV is bringing back “Teen Wolf.” But forget the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie. The network is recasting the story as a dark and sexy thriller starring Tyler Posey (“Maid in Manhattan”) as Scott McCall, an outsider at his high school until he is transformed by a bite from a creature in the woods.

“We are always up for creative challenges at MTV,” Liz Gateley, MTV’s senior vice president of series development, said in a statement. “We loved the conceit of the original film and knew the title had a great hook. The creative challenge was to take that title and reinvent it as a horror series for the MTV audience. It combines romance and high school to make ‘Teen Wolf’ the perfect thriller for MTV.”

The 12-episode series will go into production this summer. 

The cable network has also picked up an adaptation of the popular and controversial British teenage series “Skins.” Bryan Elsley, who created the drama with his son Jamie Brittain, will be writing and executive producing the series for MTV.

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