The Teen Wolf cast has never been this excited about a midseason premiere before. Nerdist got to spend some time on the Beacon Hills High School set of MTV’s wildly popular supernatural drama while they were filming the rest of season 5B, and the first thing out of every cast member’s mouth was how psyched they were to continue the story from 5A rather than introducing a whole new story for the next 10 episodes.
“That was one of the things I was most excited about this season. This is the first time we’ve continued both a storyline and villain,” Tyler Posey, who plays Alpha werewolf Scott, told Nerdist. “We really pick up right where we left off.”
And while 5B will introduce a new villain simply called the Beast, it actually ties into the story of the Dread Doctors that Teen Wolf was telling in season 5A.
“Having the Dread Doctors be introduced in [episode] 501 and continue all the way to episode 20 is crazy,” Cody Christian, who plays nefarious chimera Theo, told us. “It’s the first time we’ve ever done that. It’s been one hell of a ride.”
So now that you know you’ll understand what’s happening as soon as 5B premieres tonight, what should you expect to see from the action-packed episode?
“Scott is in the darkest place, the lowest place, the most vulnerable place he’d ever been in since season one,” Posey says. “It’s a couple hours after the 5A finale ended, so you see him in that really dark state. He’s going over everything that just happened and reminiscing about what the hell just went down and figuring out what his next move will be. He’s hit rock bottom times 1000.”
But there is light at the end of the tunnel for Scott.
“The only thing that’s left to do is go up,” Posey explained. “He’s got nothing left to lose. He sacrificed his life, he came back to life. So what’s next? He’s still broken down but he’s got some thinking to do. He needs to get his friends back together and saving Stilinski. Stilinski was attacked in the finale, and his life in jeapordy. So Scott and Stiles need to put their differences aside to save his dad before they can even try to repair their relationship.”
And now that Theo has his pack of resurrected chimeras running amok in Beacon Hills, Scott and Stiles are going to have a full plate of problems this season—without taking into account that the Beast is heading their way.
“We’re going to pick up with Theo right where we left him,” Christian says. “He’s got his dark pack of chimeras and in a roundabout way, he’s gotten what he’s always wanted. He’s an Alpha. We’re going to explore what kind of trouble they’ll get into and what his real purpose is for having a pack, why he was so set on becoming an Alpha.”
And as for Scott’s Beta, Liam is going to have an extremely emotional night during the 5B premiere.
“Liam is desperate,” Dylan Sprayberry, who plays Liam, explained to us. “He feels like he’s done everything wrong. He tried to kill one of his best friends, he lost his girlfriend, he wasn’t even there with her when she died. He feels like shit. So he’s trying to figure out if he can make anything right.”
While the audience knows that Liam’s girlfriend Hayden came back to life as a chimera by the end of the 5A finale, Liam has yet to learn that surprising fact. By the end of the 5B premiere, he will learn the truth, but in a very surprising way.
“We pick up with him trying to make it right with Hayden’s sister, and letting her know what happened,” Sprayberry says. “Liam is just lost. But when he sees that Hayden’s alive, it confuses him even more. It’s really heartbreaking for him.”
What are you most excited to see from tonight’s premiere, Teen Wolf fans? Let us know in the comments section below.
Teen Wolf airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on MTV.