Wolf Pack, the new Paramount+ series, premiered its teaser trailer at NYCC 2022 and honestly, it doesn’t look that bad.
Admittedly, we’ve been hesitant about Wolf Pack. We love supernatural shows and watching how things that go bump in the night change the lives of those who live these adventures. But we’ve faltered. And the reason is Jeff Davis. And this is coming from someone who loves Teen Wolf. But the whole not paying Arden Cho her proper wages shined a spotlight on him as a creator and how far he’s willing to bat for his actors.
What makes Wolf Pack different? Sarah Michelle Gellar. She was 19 when she started Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And there’s no doubt that the same protections that are around now for young actors weren’t there when filming started in 1996. But with Gellar on board, we think there’s an opportunity to create a safe environment for these young actors and for growth on all fronts for those involved.
Watching the teaser trailer for Wolf Pack kind of felt different. Yes, the powerhouse of Gellar provides that star power and protection. But there were POC characters as the leads. And not just that. We’re talking LGBTQ+ relationships that aren’t sidelined. They are part of the story and not some clickbait to get us to watch. Or at least we hope so from what we saw in the teaser trailer. And hopefully, it’s not just for the boy’s of the show. We want to girls get in on the action too.
There’s even hope for the women of Wolf Pack. They look badass and are giving me supernatural spooky goodness with a hint of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legacies, and werewolves running around nomming on people after a mysterious fire. Furthermore, there’s something to be said about the way they position the young women in this teaser trailer. They are in positions of power and at the center of it all. That matters and sets the stage for a more balanced supernatural show in comparison to its past “inspiration.”
Check out the teaser trailer for Wolf Pack here:
Wolf Pack premieres January 26, 2022 on Parmount+.