According to the recent E!Online interview with Jeff Davis about Season 4 of ‘Teen Wolf’, we don’t have to worry about Kate becoming a love interest for Derek again. (Thank goodness!)
As for Derek (Tyler Hoechlin), he-who-often-hooks-up-with-a-woman-who-turns-out-to-be-evil? “I can some tease some major events with Derek,” Davis coyly spills, but confirms the recently-resurrected Kate (Jill Wagner) will not be a love interest for Mr. Hale.
Jeff Davis spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Season 3b and what we can expect for the remainder of Season 3b. Here’s what he had to say about Derek.
Now that you’ve had a chance to sit with these characters for several years now, who has changed the most from how you first conceived them?
It’s actually great pleasure to see all of them go through many changes. I think Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) is definitely [a character that’s changed the most]. He went from being a real bad guy in the first season to this season, where we’re really trying to craft him into a hero. It’s nice to be able to see him making that change
We don’t necessarily agree that Derek was a ‘real bad guy’ in the first season, but we do appreciate that they are finally letting him be a hero.
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Jeff Davis chatted with Jim Halterman recently about what we can expect in Season 3b, premiering tonight at 10pm (eastern) on MTV. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say about Derek.
TVF: Where is Derek in all this since he left at the end of last season?
JD: His journey is finding his place. He’s a kind of failed leader. He’s wondering what is he supposed to do now. I think we took him from a kind of bad guy in the first season to morally on the fence by the end of the first season, to bad guy again in the beginning of the second season, a rival pack to Scott to a hero in season 3A in the first half of our season three.
This is our chance to make him a real hero in 3B. I like the idea that characters change in the course of serialized TV. What the real challenge for the characters is can they live up to that change, can they keep it or do they fall back? We’re going to see if Derek can maintain that change that he’s made into a hero.
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We don’t know about you, but we are excited to see what happens with Derek the remainder of this season, but we sure hope that ‘hero’ doesn’t translate to ‘dead’ in Jeff’s mind.
Source: TV Fanatic
There will be a ‘Teen Wolf’ panel at New York Comic Con this year, but at this time we do not know which cast members will be in attendance. We will update here as soon as we have more information.
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Here are a couple of Derek-centric excerpts from Jeff Davis’ interview with E!
Big Bad Plans: … fans can still expect to see Peter and Derek spend a lot of time together.
“We’ve always called him an Iago to Derek’s Othello, so he’s certainly a manipulator,” he explains. “You’re going to find him with Derek quite often. Those two together are quite good. They’re almost like a buddy cop movie waiting to happen.”
A Wolf on a Mission: Yes Derek fans, that means you can expect to see the well-muscled werewolf return. You didn’t really think he was leaving the show for good, did you? Oh, you did? That’s so sweet. We remember our first TV show, too! “Derek has a very specific mission and he will return. As for when he returns and how, you’ll have to wait and see.” Davis confirms you will “see him on his journey” and not just arriving back in Beacon Hills. (FYI: The premiere picks up “only a few weeks” after the finale.)