We’re still more than two months from the launch of MTV’s reboot of Teen Wolf, a much more serious take on the frequently remade movie (think Vampire Diaries, Buffy, and, well, much of the current TV lineup), but I’d heard months ago that the show would feature a gay character and now AfterElton.com can confirm that exclusively.
Meet Danny played by Keahu Kahuanui!
I don’t have a ton of details just yet, but I can tell you that Danny is the best friend of Jackson (Colton Haynes) who is at least initially rivals with the show’s hero Scott McCall (Tyler Posey). Danny is out (yay!) and both he and Jackson play on the school’s lacrosse team.
We first meet Danny in the second episode, he appears in half of the twelve episodes and even has a boyfriend. I’ll keep scouting for more info on the character like whether or not Danny has any supernatural aspects, so stay tuned.
Oh, and kudos to Jeff Davis, the show’s out writer, for including a gay character in the show. It’s yet another example of how having gay folks in the writer’s room can make a huge difference.
And to tide you over until the show debuts Sunday June 5, right after the MTV Movie Awards, here are some pics of the very pretty cast.