Teen Wolf The Movie: Everything You Need to Know Before Watching

Teen Wolf The Movie: Everything You Need to Know Before Watching

It’s been only five years since Teen Wolf ended its six-season run, but in wolf years, that’s like a hundred. Once you factor that in, it becomes apparent that we’re long overdue for a reunion, and we’re getting just that in Teen Wolf: The Movie.

Scott and the gang are back for another supernatural adventure in a true sequel that takes place after the events of the season 6 finale. In true Teen Wolf style, there are monsters, mayhem and a few familiar faces in the new film.

Teen Wolf the Movie: Release date

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Image: Paramount+

Teen Wolf fans can finally enjoy the pack’s return as the film is now streaming as of January 27, 2022.

The movie is streaming exclusively on Paramount+, which is also where the other six seasons of Teen Wolf reside, if you want to catch up and do your homework before then.

If you want to find out what to expect from the Teen Wolf movie before you watch, keep reading.

What is the Teen Wolf movie about?

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Image: MTV

Let’s first revisit the events of the Teen Wolf finale (spoiler alert!).

The finale saw fan-favourites return, ‘I love yous’ were exchanged, and even some eyes were gouged out (yep, that happened). But in the end, all was well. The Anuk-Ite was beaten; the hunters were fleeing, and Scott had his pack back.

Along the way, the group became focused on finding stray werewolves to help them fight against the hunters, so it’s kind of not surprising we now have a follow-up movie.

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

In Teen Wolf The Movie, a full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a Werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.

We know that Teen Wolf: The Movie has a significant time jump with Scott and co now in their thirties.

Tyler Posey revealed at Comic-Con in July that Scott is now living in Los Angeles and is a bit more relaxed. Tyler Hoechlin followed up by sharing that Derek has also had a few life changes and is a father now! Time really does fly.

Who is in the Teen Wolf movie?

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Screenshot: Paramount+

Teen Wolf: The Movie managed to rope in so many of the previous cast members it really is a wolf pack reunion.

Definitely returning are Tyley Posey as Scott and Tyler Hoechlin as Derek. Shelley Hennig (Malia), Holland Roden (Lydia), Dylan Sprayberry (Liam), Seth Gilliam (Deaton), Ian Bohen (Peter), Colton Haynes (Jackson), JR Bourne (Chris Argent), Linden Ashby (Sheriff Stilinski), Ryan Kelley (Parrish) and Melissa Ponzio (Melissa McCall) are also set to return.

Vince Mattis will be one of the newcomers to the cast as Derek’s son, Eli.

Also, in a surprise twist, Crystal Reed is making a return as Scott’s long-lost love Allison Argent. How that’s possible remains to be seen, but the cast member told Entertainment Weekly that she is playing a different version of Allison in the movie.

You can check out the cast in the official poster for the Teen Wolf movie below.

Is Dylan O’Brien in the Teen Wolf movie?

I know what you’re thinking, though. Is Dylan O’Brien coming back for the Teen Wolf movie?

Unfortunately, no. O’Brien told Variety earlier in the year it was a “difficult decision” but that he is not going to be in the film.

However, Executive Producer Jeff Davis did tell the crowds at SDCC that “the movie does answer the question of what happened to ‘Stydia,’ so you’re going to have to watch. And Stiles, while he isn’t in the movie, is ever present in the movie.”

Let’s watch some trailers

The first teaser trailer for Teen Wolf: The Movie has been released and features the voice of a creepy Vecna-like villain along with many people crawling on the ground in pain. Classic Teen Wolf.

You can also get a sneak peek at Derek’s son and Allison’s return in this first-look clip from New York Comic-Con.

Another full trailer was released at CCXP22 which gives us a much better look at the return of Allison, as well as some of the creatures the pack will be going up against.


If you’re looking for some other things to watch on Paramount+ after the movie, here are some of the top TV shows.

This article has been updated with additional information.

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