The original which starred Michael J. Fox as a high school student who discovers he is a werewolf, is a dramatic thriller with a buddy-comedy element at the center and a romantic plot line.
The TV series will revolve around Scott McCall (Posey), a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack.
O’Brien will play Scott’s best friend who is initially dismissive of Scott’s theory that he was bitten by a wolf but then begins research on human-werewolf transformation. Reed will play a sweet new girl at school who is immediately smitten with Scott. Hoechlin will play a handsome local boy who in fact is a vicious and predatory werewolf capable of great harm.