Wolf Pack, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, will not return to Paramount+ for a second season.
Although the drama series never was officially renewed for Season 2, the team was actively working on it, with production having been slated to begin in February, sources close to production told Deadline. Series creator Jeff Davis told the cast about the cancellation this week.
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It comes as Paramount+ continues cutting costs, which also includes mass layoffs. Bob Bakish addressed this in a memo to his team on Thursday that the company will continue to reduce its global workforce “to operate as a leaner company and spend less” after Deadline revealed over the weekend that the company was bracing for more staff cuts, thought to be in the hundreds including the programming teams.
Bakish said that Paramount would be “closely managing costs” and said it was “focusing our resources on the most powerful, resonant franchises, films and series that perform across platforms globally”.
Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, Wolf Pack follows a teenage boy, Everett (Armani Jackson), and girl, Blake (Bella Shepard), whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. Wounded in the chaos of its attack, the teens inexplicably are drawn to each other and two others, fraternal twins Harlan (Tyler Lawrence Gray) and Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson), who were adopted 16 years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them – the bite and blood of a werewolf.
Gellar and Rodrigo Santoro also star in the series, which premiered in January 2023.
Davis and Gellar executive produce alongside Joe Genier and Mike Elliott of Capital Arts. Jason Ensler also executive produces.
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