MTV's Teen Wolf is coming to an end in the not-too-distant future, and fans will soon need to say goodbye to the whole crew in Beacon Hills. The cast of Teen Wolf appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the show one last time, and they sat down for an exclusive chat with CinemaBlend. Star Tyler Posey explained that he had quite a significant experience in the second half of Season 6 when he was able to direct an episode, saying this:
It was incredible, man. I knew that going into this that people were probably thinking, 'Oh, this kid just wants to have the credit as the director, he doesn't really want to direct.' But it's something that I'm really passionate about and want to step foot in. And everyone was super supportive and just really accepting of me. It was the coolest. It felt right. I've had qualms with acting my entire life. I think it was something that was kind of brought onto me rather than me finding it, and so I've always wanted to try something else. I wanted to do something new, but I love the film industry, so I wanted to stay in-house.
Tyler Posey plays Scott McCall, who is the leading man and top dog -- that is, top wolf -- on Teen Wolf. He's done most of his work on the series in front of the camera, but he moved behind the scenes to direct an episode. Apparently, Posey was ready to try something new in the entertainment biz, and the final season of his popular series gave him the chance. His episode will be the thirteenth episode of Season 6, so fans won't have to wait too much longer for a look. Teen Wolf is returning to the airwaves for Episode 11 on July 30.
It sounds like Tyler Posey had plenty of support on set for his big Teen Wolf directorial debut. As somebody who has been on board the series from the very beginning, he must have great instincts for what does and doesn't work on the show. Posey got his big break into showbiz at a young age, as he was only 11 years old when he appeared on the big screen as Jennifer Lopez' son in Maid in Manhattan. Teen Wolf has enabled him to expand his horizons beyond acting without taking him out of the film industry.
As it turns out, however, not everything about directing Teen Wolf came naturally to Tyler Posey. He revealed a certain big challenge that he faced when filming his episode:
Directing myself! Acting and directing at the same time was a little odd... I would call cut. I'd have a scene, like a crazy scene, and then I'd be like 'Cut!'
Teen Wolf fans know well by this point that crazy scenes can get really, really, really crazy. Between the special effects and the plot twists, episodes are always difficult to predict. Delivering a performance in front of the camera while also directing the entire episode definitely sounds challenging. It's good to know that Tyler Posey had such a positive experience.
The second half of Season 6 will bring the action of Teen Wolf to a conclusion, although we do now know that there are plans to continue the Teen Wolf universe via new series and podcasts. In the final batch of episodes, fans can look forward to some familiar faces returning, including Dylan O'Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek, and Colton Haynes as the long-lost Jackson. There will be plenty of callbacks to the early days as the show comes to an end, and it should be a wild ride.