Sunday's premiere of MTV's Teen Wolf
will include an openly gay character played by Keahu Kahuanui.
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 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.
male entertainment website AfterElton.com cheered the series'
high quality in reviewing the show's premiere episode: “Despite the
seriously tapped out theme, there's simply no denying that this is a
top-notch production, with sharp writing, good acting, and better
production values than, say, The Vampire Diaries. The look is
almost cinema-level quality, like Supernatural used to be
before it had its budget cut.”
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.