MTV scripted series Teen Wolf has become a permanent fixture in many lives, as we learned at New York Comic Con. Fans watch the show with their multi-generational families. Some have Teen Wolf tattoos. Star Holland Roden, who plays Lydia Martin, told audiences that a few fans made rap videos “and now they’re working for MTV.”
And one young girl in the audience told the cast and crew at the Teen Wolf panel that she had been bullied. But the show helped her be strong.
Writer Jeff Davis said that the hosts of “Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast” developed a friendship because of the show. Also, “I’ve had psychologists tell me they talk about their show with there patients, because it’s a way to discuss teen issues. I’ve heard people say it helped get them through depression.”
Teen Wolf has also become a permanent fixture in the lives of the stars — who spent much of the panel telling each other how much they meant to each other, clearly feeling the nostalgia as the final season creeps up on them.
Rosen said that Teen Wolf fandom has helped her feel “less lonely.” She said, “I feel the love… It’s made this world feel beautiful.”
Shelley Hennig, who plays Malia Tate, said that fandom has also impacted her in a positive way: “I was lost in Toulouse, and there was a fan on every corner…and I was able to get where I was going safely.”
The first episode of Teen Wolf’s sixth and last season airs on November 15.