What's Next For 'Teen Wolf?'
Last night's Teen Wolf season premiere answered a few questions, while posing countless others. What's happening to Jackson? Is Lydia losing her mind? How long can Allison and Scott keep this up? Did they really just show an Omega emptying out after Saul Tigh (sorry, that's the BSG in me talking) split him in half?
To get the answers to all of those questions -- and unexpectedly have a few more posed -- I caught up with stars Tyler Posey, Colton Haynes and Holland Roden when they were in NYC last week to talk all about episode two and beyond!
Insider.com: First of all, I couldn't believe MTV allowed you guys to show the Omega's guts pouring out like that!
Holland Roden: Right?!? [Creator] Jeff Davis was showing me an early cut where all the guts fall out, but told me it wouldn't look like that on television. That the censors would never allow it.
Colton Haynes: Jeff said they left it in there assuming MTV would cut it out, but they didn't.
Insider: Is that indicative of how graphic the whole season is?
Holland: 100 percent.
Colton: Oh yes.
Tyler Posey: We have a very gory, bloody, action-packed, awesome season. It's like Saw.
Holland: There are also plenty more unexpected deaths coming up – some minor, but more than one major death.
Insider: In that closing moment, Derek forces Scott to watch Alison's grandfather in action because a fight is coming. How comfortable does Scott feel with that idea?
Tyler: Scott is a good person, always trying to be on everyone's good side. He will forever try to please everybody, so he'll try to make Derek get along with The Argent's. He may double-cross to gain information, but he's trying to be good. Scott is basically trying to fix Beacon Hills' monster problem.
Colton: And it might backfire.
Tyler: It may kill him.
Insider: What about Scott and Alison -- I feel like this Romeo & Juliet thing can only end badly.
Tyler: I know ... right now, nothing can get in the way of that young love. But she's got two groups pulling her in different directions. At her core, Alison's loyal and she's got so much history with her family. But hunting is in her blood, so ... Holland: ... battle lines will be drawn!
Insider: Ooh, that would be a good tagline for the season.
Holland: Right? That, or, "More emotion, less clothing."
Tyler: Ooh, that's good – I like it better than "Trust The Instinct." [laughs] Holland: That's my season two tagline for Lydia and Jackson.
Insider: Yes, you both did get some skin-time last night. First, Colton, how much time was spent deciding how ripped Jackson's shirt should be in the opening?
Colton: Ok, well, it started ripped only a little bit. Then Jeff Davis said "more," so some nipples came to play. Then Jeff wanted the rip to expose the top of my abs, so we kept going back and just ended up ripping the shirt open all the way. Then they threw me into a lake that had ice in it. We did that scene a few times, but it ended up being the coolest scene I'd ever done. It looked like a movie.
Insider: I think fans were expecting one thing from Jackson's storyline, but were thrown totally by the reveal that his body is fighting off the infection. Where does he go from here?
Colton: Jackson is, like, mentally insane this season. It's almost like split-personality disorder. We all know that when Jackson doesn't get what he wants, his temper goes awry -- but now he begins to wreak havoc in a lot of people's lives. You'll find out more secrets and information, but each episode gets cooler and more dangerous.
Tyler: Jackson is the coolest character this season.
Colton: It was fun to not just show up and be an on camera model.
Insider: Holland, is Lydia's destiny as cut and dry?
Holland: Lydia's journey is more piece by piece – it's a long arc from sanity to whatever she transforms into. It's going to be interesting to see what happens over her arc, because they draw it out over 12 episodes. You'll see more emotion with Lydia than you did last year. I spend most of the season alone, but people come in and out of her life ... then you start to wonder what's going on with her sanity. Are these experiences real? How with it is she? That carries on for the whole season. I'm mostly excited for all the stuff I can’t talk about [laughs].
Teen Wolf airs tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV.