Teen Wolf will head into its 10th and final season at the end of the month, but MTV isn’t going to let one of its most successful scripted shows die that peacefully. The network and Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis are considering allowing the series storyline to run off into a serialized podcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The podcast is the idea of new MTV president Chris McCarthy, who was hired last fall to revamp MTV’s slate of TV shows and revive its cultural impact. McCarthy and Davis are also considering “keeping the franchise alive” by turning it into an anthology series after this upcoming season. That series will likely have a new cast with some returning characters and take place in a new location, according to THR.
“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,” McCarthy told THR.
McCarthy has previously said he wants bring MTV’s focus back to music and unscripted series, but much of the network’s recent focus has been on original scripted programming. This past March, the network revamped its scripted series Scream, transforming it into an anthology format for the third season.
Teen Wolf launched as MTV’s first original scripted series in 2011, and has garnered a huge fanbase that might not be too interested in linear TV. When Davis announced that the series was being renewed for a sixth season in 2015, he said that online viewership of the show had increased numbers by up to 8 million people per episode.
Both the podcast and the anthology series are still in the very early stages of development, although THR notes the podcast would likely launch soon after the season finale.