Teen Wolf may be ending in 2017, but the MTV drama’s characters will continue to live on — if only in our hearts — which means somebody’s got to replace Scott as the new alpha of Beacon Hills. The options, as it turns out, are kind of limited.
“Part of the season is Scott trying to figure out, ‘Can I leave Beacon Hills? Is it going to be safe without me?'” executive producer Jeff Davis tells TVLine. “That plot line comes into prominence in the latter half of the season.”
In the meantime, fans will see Scott grooming Liam — the only other wolf in his pack — for the position, whether he’s ready or not.
“We’ve always had the idea that we would move those characters into those roles — Scott would become Derek, and Liam would become Scott,” Davis explains. “We really liked the big brother, little brother relationships that they found themselves falling into.”
Popular on TVLine
And part of being a good pack leader is remaining supportive of all new members — even the ones you’re not entirely sure you can trust, as we see during Tuesday’s episode (9/8c) when Liam butts heads with Mason’s new boyfriend Corey.
“This season is a rough one for [Liam and Corey],” Davis admits. “He doesn’t trust Corey at all. He was one of the bad guys to Liam. He’s not as trusting as Mason would want him to be, and it’s provided a lot of conflict for them. You’ll see that when Cory eventually does earn his trust, they start to form their own little pack. We think of it as the JV team to Scott’s varsity team.”
Your thoughts on Teen Wolf‘s (limited) future? Drop ’em in a comment below.