It’s hard to judge a series on only two episodes. Sometimes, for me, a show has to hit my 6 episode limit before I’m fully invested. However, with Paramount+’s Wolf Pack, they have the advantage of Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). So while I’ve only seen the first two episodes I have been wildly intrigued.
WHAT IS WOLF PACK?
A teenage boy and girl get their lives changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. As the full moon rises, all teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them.Official Wolf Pack synopsis
The Wolf Pack series is based on a dark fantasy novel series of the same name by Edo van Belkom. In the series, there’s a devastating forest fire. Ranger Garrett Brock rescues a litter of wolf pups and brings them home. However, he and his wife quickly learn that the puppies are now humans! The children are adopted by the Ranger and his wife. Then, fifteen years later, Noble, Argus, Tora, and Harlan are teenagers going to high school together.
While I’ve never read the book series, after watching the show it seems there have been more changes than just their names. For example, The Ranger seems to have only rescued 2 pups, and the others are turned after an arsonist sets a raging forest fire. It seems they want to expand the pack.
Gellar plays Kristen Ramsey, an arson investigator that seems to be a new character for the series. Of course, I don’t trust her and neither should other viewers.
Portraying our young wolf pack is Bella Shepard as Blake, a young girl growing up with a single father and a younger brother, Danny (Nevada Jose). Then there’s Everette (Armani Jackson), an outsider who’s always wanted to fit in. After the two are bitten, we meet siblings Luna and Harlan Briggs played by Chloe Rose Robertson & Tyler Lawrence Gray. The two have powers that are even more heightened and are confused as to what’s going on.
WHAT MAKES THE SERIES INTERESTING?
With the success of Teen Wolf, it was only a matter of time before we got another young adult Werewolf series. In a world of Vampire shows, this feels like a breath of fresh air. The characters are currently figuring out what’s going on with them. I like that the two that were already werewolves are now going through changes as well. They aren’t the know-it-alls that they easily could’ve been turned into.
The addition of Arson investigator Kristen Ramsey adds a layer of stakes are is more necessary than just teenage drama. So, I’m excited to see where the series going from here.
Wolf Pack comes to Paramount+ beginning on January 26, 2023!