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.

Gay male entertainment website 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 mythology.”

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.