When Season 5B of Teen Wolf picks up, fans will see an emphasis on the Desert Wolf storyline and along with that, Malia (Shelley Hennig) will be launching her own hunt for the Desert Wolf, making it a two-way offensive. While it may seem that Teen Wolf is headed for a one-on-one battle royale, the series showrunner revealed to Enstarz that Malia won’t be facing her murderous mother without back-up.
Malia will be bringing Braeden (Meagan Tandy) along on her quest to beat the Desert Wolf to the punch.
“They’re definitely in league together,” said Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis. “Malia told Stiles to give up the search, and she erased the Desert Wolf from his board, which she did because she wanted to find her herself. Braeden is the mercenary who’s going to help her find the Desert Wolf and take her down.”
Meanwhile, from the other end, Marisol Nichols reveals that much of the Desert Wolf’s history is a mystery even to her, as she prepares to film her Teen Wolf scenes.
“Pretty much what you’ve seen is what I know,” she said. “It’s sort of a mystery to me too, and I’m enjoying finding out.”
While Nichols couldn’t give much information about her Teen Wolf character, she was happy to give fans insight into how she has prepared for her Teen Wolf role.
“I read a lot of books, and I love science fiction and fantasy,” Marisol revealed. “Recently there’s this set of vampire witch novels called ‘The Discovery of Witches,’ and in it there are all these vampires and witches and werewolves, and I would say reading enough fantasy novels about that world has really gotten me into it. That’s been a lot of the research that I’ve had to do. [The Desert Wolf] is just a supernatural creature, but there are rules that go into that entire world, and I’m very conscious of that. And playing that some of it might be part animal inside and what does that do to you as a person.”
Fashion & Style reported that Teen Wolf’s Nichols was also willing to share her experience being exposed to the enthusiastic fanbase, which is as much a part of the series as anything else.
“Oh my god, [the show has] a pretty intense fanbase,” said Nichols with a laugh. “I didn’t know. I was on set the first day and I was taking a picture, and I was going to tweet it, they were like, ‘Absolutely you cannot. You have no idea, the Twitter fanbase.'”
[Featured image: Marisol Nichols courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images]