Werewolves in Fiction - Lists - Television Series

Television Series

  • The Munsters (1964) Eddie Munster is a werewolf.
  • Dark Shadows (1968)
  • Groovie Goolies, Wolfie, part of the main cast with Frankie and Drac. (1970)
  • The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971) Billy Van portrayed amongst his many characters the Wolfman, a rock and roll-loving disc jockey for Castle Frightenstein's EECH radio station. He was based on the character Wolfman Jack and loved to dance against a psychedelic background in silhouette.
  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) features a werewolf in Episode 5 of its first and only season.
  • Monster Squad (the T.V. show), the werewolf wax statue that comes to life. (1976)
  • Fangface, the alternate form of Sherman "Fangs" Fangsworth. (1978)
  • The Drak Pack, Howler, one of the title characters. (1980)
  • Teen Wolf (1986), animated show based on the film.
  • Werewolf, Eric Cord, who transforms into the title character. (1987)
  • Gravedale High, nerdy werewolf Reggie Moonshroud. (1990)
  • She-Wolf of London (1990–1991), called Love and Curses for the last six episodes.
  • Monster Force (1994), features a wolfman as one of protagonists fighting against the evil Creatures of the Night, as well as an evil werewolf fighting alongside the Creatures.
  • Charmed (1998–2006) featured a race of evil beings known as the Wendigo. Described by characters as being similar to the werewolf myth, the creature appears as a normal human during the day, but at night is able to transform into a hairy animal-human hybrid which survives on human hearts, striking during the three phases of the full moon. According to the in-series mythology, the first Wendigo was a mortal who, betrayed by his lover, cut out her heart and ate it. As soon as he did, his own heart turned to ice and subsequently became this monster. In the series' first season, the protagonist Piper Halliwell was scratched by a Wendigo, becoming infected and then transforming into the creature herself. By killing the Wendigo who infected Piper, her sisters were able to save her from remaining as the monster indefinitely.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) features a likable young werewolf, Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, who often assisted Buffy in fighting evil while in human form, and had himself locked in a cage during the full moon. During one of Oz's wolf phases, which takes place the night before, during and the night after the full moon, he copulated with a werewolf female. This werewolf was Veruca, a lead singer in a band called "Shy". Veruca was able to retain the memories of her experiences during her transformation and tried to convince Oz to embrace his werewolf persona rather than contain it. Veruca sought out Willow, intending to kill her, and would have if not for Oz, who (as a werewolf) fought and killed Veruca. Oz later returned with the power to resist the werewolf transformation, except under extreme emotional stress. The spin-off, Angel, established that there are other breeds of werewolves, similar to dogs.
See also: Werewolf (Buffyverse)
  • Wilderness (1996)
  • Darkstalkers (1997), features the werewolf character Jon Talbain.
  • Big Wolf on Campus (1999) is a TV series about a teenager called Thomas "Tommy" P. Dawkins who was bitten during a camping trip by a werewolf. After subsequently turning into a werewolf himself, he regularly fights against an array of enemies in order to keep his neighborhood safe.
  • Wolf Lake (2001) is a TV series about a town mostly inhabited by wolves who have taken human form.
  • Wolf's Rain is an anime that features wolves who can assume human form (or appear to do so) as the main heroes.
  • Rugrats (2002) features an episode, "Curse of the "Werewuff", where Chuckie dresses as a werewolf for Halloween and fears turning into one by midnight.
  • Magipoka is an anime that features Liru, a female werewolf who is one of the four protagonists in a series also involving a witch, a vampire, and an updated version of Frankenstein's monster.
  • Ben 10 (2005) – In "Benwolf", an evil werewolf-like alien known as a Loboan attacks Ben. During his attack, instead of getting bitten, Ben's Omnitrix get scratched and absorbs the Loboan's DNA, causing him to turn into a Loboan himself. This form is known as BenWolf.
  • Doctor Who - in "Tooth and Claw" an alien from the Moon with the ability to turn into a werewolf crash-landed in Scotland, Earth in the 1500s. 300 years later, the show's main characters The Doctor and Rose encounter the werewolf while in the company of Queen Victoria in a house in Scotland.
  • Supernatural features a wide array of supernatural beings, including werewolves. The plot of the episode "Heart" (2.17) centers around a werewolf. Unlike traditional lore, they do not fully transform and instead adopt lycanthropic traits such as fangs and claws and are feral in nature. Werewolves within Supernatural also maul the victim and eat their heart while leaving the rest untouched and can only be killed by a silver bullet to the heart, not just being shot with silver. They can also circumvent their transformations by not sleeping.
  • The 2007 Dresden Files episode "Hair of the Dog" involves werewolves being targeted by a serial killer.
  • Being Human (2008–present) At the start of the first series George Sands, one of the main characters, is a werewolf. At the start of the second series it is revealed that, while in the process of a transformation, George scratched his girlfriend Nina and she becomes a werewolf too. As the program progresses we are introduced to more werewolves as stand alone characters.
  • Kamen Rider Kiva (2008) features Garulu, the last of a werewolf-like race called the Wolfen, who assumes a human form named Jiro.
  • Lobo (2008) and its sequel Imortal which became a werewolf-vampire political thriller series (2010–2011)
  • Demons (2009) ITV fantasy series, the werewolves are referred to as Lazy Boys and all seem to wear hooded jackets.
  • Sanctuary (2007-???) – The character of Henry Foss is a werewolf or HAP (Hyper-Accelerated Protean). In the third season, it is revealed that there is a surviving clan of lycans in England.
  • True Blood (2008–present) – Werewolves are first mentioned in the first season and appear in the third. Unlike most myths, werewolves in True Blood are simply shapeshifters with the ability to transform into wolves at will although they are forced to change on nights of the full moon. It appears that werewolves are in control when in wolf form. Main character Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) is a werewolf.
  • The Vampire Diaries (2009–present) - The male members of the Lockwood family are cursed to turn into werewolves if someone dies by their hand.
  • In Final Fantasy: Unlimited, a werewolf is a form taken by Lou Lupus.
  • In the "Arwinstein" episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Esteban's costume was a werewolf.
  • Werewolves appeared in Captain N: The Game Master.
  • In the "Beware Wolf" episode of Wizards of Waverly Place, Justin becomes a werewolf after kissing a female werewolf named Isabella, whom he met through WizFace. Later in "Wizards vs. Werewolves", Alex soon finds out that her new boyfriend Mason is a werewolf.
  • "Run Johnny Run" episode of Johnny Bravo.
  • Werewolves were featured in an episode of the Animal Planet TV series Lost Tapes.
  • In the Teen Wolf 2011 series reboot of the film, unpopular high school teen, Scott McCall wanders into the woods and is bitten by a werewolf. Through this incident, he discovers he has enhanced strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and senses far greater than that of a standard human. Consequently, he must keep this new life a secret from his peers, with the exception of his best friend, Stiles.
  • In the "Night Falls" episode of "Generator Rex", the episode features E.V.O.s with werewolf-like appearances.
  • Rosario + Vampire (2008). Ginei Morioka is a werewolf.
  • In Once Upon A Time, a twist is made to the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, in which the character of Red is in fact, the werewolf. Her red cloak, which has magical properties, prevents her from turning every full moon.
  • In Monster High (internet cartoon series) are Clawdeen, Clawd and Howleen the children of The Werewolf.
  • Grimm creates a world full of "Wesen"-- humans who morph into a particular type of animal-- and places them at crime scenes. One of the main characters, an under-cover informant, is a werewolf.

Read more about this topic:  Werewolves In Fiction, Lists

Famous quotes containing the words television and/or series:

    Television ... helps blur the distinction between framed and unframed reality. Whereas going to the movies necessarily entails leaving one’s ordinary surroundings, soap operas are in fact spatially inseparable from the rest of one’s life. In homes where television is on most of the time, they are also temporally integrated into one’s “real” life and, unlike the experience of going out in the evening to see a show, may not even interrupt its regular flow.
    Eviatar Zerubavel, U.S. sociologist, educator. The Fine Line: Making Distinctions in Everyday Life, ch. 5, University of Chicago Press (1991)

    Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)