EXCLUSIVE: As they head into the LA Screenings, BSkyB are calling time on one of their acquisitions. I’ve confirmed that Sky Living has opted not to acquire any subsequent seasons of MTV’s drama series Teen Wolf from MGM Television, leaving the series without a UK broadcaster.
The move comes as Sky Living Controller Antonia Hurford-Jones, Sky’s Director of Entertainment Stuart Murphy and others from BSkyB are in Los Angeles evaluating the latest U.S. pilots as part of the long road to deciding which new shows they will acquire. Sky Living previously aired the first two seasons of Teen Wolf, which ranks as one of MTV’s highest rated scripted originals in the United States.
Based on the feature film of the same name, Teen Wolf revolves around Scot McCall, a gifted high school athlete whose entire life changes when he is bitten by a werewolf. The drama series stars Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Dylan O’Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, Holland Roden as Lydia Martin and Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore. Following the ratings success of the show’s second season, the series was renewed for a third season of 24 episodes, set to premiere on MTV state-side on Monday June 3rd.
TVWise reached out to respresentatives of Sky Living regarding this story and they issued the following statement: “Customers will be able to watch repeats of previous series of Teen Wolf on Sky Living HD and LivingIt, however Sky Living has no further commitment to new and future seasons of the show. If you are a Sky subscriber, you can go to www.sky.com/nevermiss to ensure you don’t miss an episode when it is scheduled.”
TVWise’s Acquisitions Scorecard has been updated with this new information.