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'Teen Wolf' Season 6 Premiere Date: MTV Reveals Reason Release Date Is Delayed And It's Not Dylan O' Brien's Injury

( [email protected] ) Jul 13, 2016 09:21 AM EDT
While all of the past seasons of ‘Teen Wolf’ were scheduled for an official premiere in the month of June, the new installment’s debut has been set for fall.
Tyler Posey for the 'Teen Wolf' panel at the 2013 Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA Photo: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons / CC

While all of the past seasons of ‘Teen Wolf’ were scheduled for an official premiere in the month of June, the new installment’s debut has been set for fall.

Many fans speculated that the injury of series actor Dylan O’ Brien on the set of ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ in March caused the delay of the ‘Teen Wolf’ season 6 premiere date. However, it has now been confirmed by Teen Wolf News that “the delay has "little to nothing to do with Dylan O'Brien's accident.”

On the other hand, the website pointed out that the delayed release date has been caused by a “pitched battle” between VIACOM, also known as MTV's parent company, and the family that owns the majority of the business.

Teen Wolf News also recently learned that another reason behind the delay is the fact that MTV is waiting for the premiere date of its upcoming show ‘Sweet/Vicious.' The network is expected to use ‘Teen Wolf’ as a "debut buddy" for the new series and attract more viewers for the release of its new show.

According to MTV, the upcoming ‘Sweet/Vicious’ is a dark dramedy that revolves around two friends who “take justice into their hands and kick literal ass on their college campus.” The story focuses on Jules (Eliza Bennett), a perfect sorority dream girl, as well as the cool, edgy Ophelia (Taylor Dearden).

Despite being unlikely friends, the two come across each other’s paths with their goal of serving justice on campus.

”JULES is a member of the posh, socially connected Tri Delt sorority -- but she has a secret identity as a masked superheroine who dishes out rough justice to campus rapists,” the show’s synopsis states. “When Ophelia learns all about Jules and her clandestine operation, she insists on playing Batgirl to -- well, to Batgirl.

Meanwhile, ‘Teen Wolf’ showrunner Jeff Davis already opened up to MTV News about what fans can look forward to in the sixth season.

“We have a really cool new mythology [for season 6]," Davis said in an interview with MTV News. "That new mythology involves three new characters, three new bad guys. I don't want to say too much, but they look really cool. And they're tall again. For some reason we like really tall villains."

The production for ‘Teen Wolf’ season six is on a short break as Davis confirmed that the cast and crew will still have to wrap up filming for the new season’s second half.

"We're picking back up again to do two more weeks of shooting in August," Davis added.

The ‘Teen Wolf’ season six premiere date is expected to be announced at its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

Davis, Posey and other members of the cast and production team will be present at a panel discussion/Q&A moderated by Samantha Highfill from Entertainment Weekly at the San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20 on July 21, Thursday, at 4:30 p.m.

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