The June 5 premiere of MTV's Teen
Wolf will include an openly gay character, gay
male entertainment website AfterElton.com reported.
The teen series, which is based on the
1985 film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox, stars 19-year-old
Tyler Posey (Smallville, Brothers & Sisters) as Scott
McCall, the newly turned werewolf.
Newcomer Keahu Kahuanui will play the
character of Danny, an out student who plays on the school's lacrosse
team and has a boyfriend. He first appears in the second episode of
the series and in half of the show's first 12-episode season.
Teen Wolf also inspired an
animated TV series which ran on CBS for two seasons in the late 80s.
But according to MTV, its retelling
will include a “greater emphasis on romance, horror and werewolf
In addition to Kahuanui and Posey, the
series also co-stars Colton Haynes (The Hills, The Gates),
Crystal Reed (Skyline, Crazy, Stupid, Love), Tyler
Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven),
Holland Roden (Pushed, 12 Miles of Bad Road), Adam Fristoe
(Halloween II, Road Trip) and newcomer Dylan O'Brien.