5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Teen Wolf’

1. Tyler Posey is a singer/songwriter

That’s right, actor and werewolf extraordinaire Tyler Posey is not just a thespian but also a sometime singer and songwriter!

Posey is the front-man for the virtually unknown and misspelled but proprietarily appropriate band Lost in Kostko! And the most interesting part about the Teen Wolf cast is that it wasn’t just Posey sucking all the talent from the gene pool – are we mixing my mythical creature metaphors? – not to be outdone, Posey’s co-stars Dylan O’Brien and Arden Cho are also musicians in their own right.

2. A Teen Wolf star originally auditioned for Twilight

Before everyone’s scowling heartthrob Taylor Lautner was cast in the role of Jacob the moody werewolf, Mr. Tyler Posey auditioned for the part.

Alas, the rippling six pack of Mr. Lautner was too ripped for studio execs to say no and Posey had to settle for the role of wolfy McCall instead.

3. Shelley Hennig won Miss Teen USA

Teen Wolf’s resident were-coyote was at one time a human female who just happened to win one of the biggest beauty pageants in the world.

After the transformation into the lesser known coyote/human hybrid her modelling career kinda tanked – you know, because of the fleas and hair.

4. The wolf howls on the show are actually gorillas

You probably thought the blood-curdling screams of wolves was taken from authentic wolves who roam the Alaskan tundra in search of warm human flesh to bite into—but if you thought that you’d be wrong.

The distinctive werewolf warble is in fact made by the – apparently horrific – sounds of gorillas.

5. Teen Wolf has had multiple spin-offs before the 2011 series

Not only was there the 1985 Michael J. Fox film that inspired the series, but did you know there was a sequel starring Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman hilariously called Teen Wolf Too! You did?

Well, did you know that there was also a 1986 television series! A series that somehow managed to get two whole seasons of airtime! No? Didn’t think so.

Crazy, right?