Title

"I was hoping it would pass you by": dis/ability and difference in Teen Wolf

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

McMahon-Coleman, K. (2014). "I was hoping it would pass you by": dis/ability and difference in Teen Wolf. In C. Lavigne (Eds.), Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle (pp. 141-153). Lanham: Lexington.

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9780739183335

Abstract

The 1980s Teen Wolf movies and the current MTV remake (2011-present) provide an interesting case study of the " rebooting" or re-imagining phenomenon. Both the filmic and television versions of the story follow ordinary high school-aged boys who suddenly discover that they are werewolves. In each case, this leads to popularity, sporting prowess, romance, and a number of other consequences, all of which the boysmust manage while facing the usual trials and tribulations of adolescence. The updated version has altered the names and back stories of some of themain characters, included a more passionate teen romance and, being in series format, has allowed for greater character development over the three seasons to date. In addition to significant improvements in the quality of special effects, the tone has changed markedly, with the series being noticeably darker.

RIS ID

95404

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