During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/executive producer Jeff Davis talked about where things are headed this season, keeping the show grounded in reality, when he realized the show was being received in the way that he’d hoped, what he felt worked best in Season 1, the challenges of incorporating new characters in an organic way, developing the look for the new female werewolf, possible character deaths, what fans will enjoy about the Season 1 DVD, and already thinking ahead to Season 3. He also talked about wanting to do a horror movie one day, and that he would love to do a Marvel comic book movie (his favorite comic character is Dr. Strange).
Collider: After such a strong first season, where are things headed in Season 2?
JEFF DAVIS: The characters are definitely in a transitional phase. It’s all about where they end up and what they become. I think fans might be surprised by the paths we take them down. The fans can expect more twists and turns this year.
When this series initially started, a lot of people just assumed it would be a cheesy teen show, in the same vein as Twilight. Did you make a concerted effort to keep it very different from that, or was doing something as dark as you have, always the plan for this?
When you see shows of this type really upping the ante and killing off integral characters, does that put the pressure on you to kill someone off, at some point?
DAVIS: Only if it’s necessary for the story. I don’t like the idea of death for the sake of ratings or not knowing what to do with the character anymore. If the story dictates it and it’s where the characters should go, then that’s a great death. A victorious death or a death that is a beautiful sacrifice are things that we’ll definitely not shy away from.