Being a teenager is hard enough. Being a Wolfblood teenager is ten times more complicated. 14 year old Maddy loves her abilities – heightened senses, being faster, stronger and more graceful – but hates the secrets that come with them.
On October 1, the British pre-teen supernatural series “Wolfblood” debuts on the Disney Channel. Wolfblood is a fantasy drama for pre-teens, created for cBBC. It follows two teenagers who are Wolfbloods, humans able to transform into wolves (wolfbloods) at the full moon and at times when they’re stressed. Wolfbloods are a mysterious race who have lived among us for centuries. Blessed with extraordinary speed, agility, and senses even when in human form, they find their abilities very useful in negotiating the turmoil of teenage life. But this is a secret that must be kept even from their closest friends, or they and all Wolfbloods could be in deadly danger from humans.
Disney Channel will air the entire first season of “Wolfblood” on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at 8/7c from October 1 through October 24.
The story centers on 14-year-old Maddy, whom is too young to transform, but is starting to develop wolf senses, and knows that she will start soon. The Smiths are said to be one of the oldest families in the area, having lived in the same cottage for centuries. When new boy Rhydian arrives at the local school Maddy recognizes him as a Wolfblood almost immediately, telling him “You smell like my parents”. Rhydian had been raised unhappily in orphanages and foster homes, and had only recently started to change into a wolf. However he had not spoken to another Wolfblood before he met the Smiths, and did not understand what was happening to him. The Smith family claimed him as a distant cousin, and helped him settle in and learn about being a Wolfblood.