The June 5 premiere of MTV's Teen Wolf will include an openly gay character, gay male entertainment website AfterElton.com reported.
The teen series, which is based on the 1985 film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox, stars 19-year-old Tyler Posey (Smallville, Brothers & Sisters) as Scott McCall, the newly turned werewolf.
Newcomer Keahu Kahuanui will play the character of Danny, an out student who plays on the school's lacrosse team and has a boyfriend. He first appears in the second episode of the series and is in half of the show's first 12-episode season.
Teen Wolf also inspired an animated TV series which ran on CBS for two seasons in the late 80s.
But according to MTV, its retelling will include a “greater emphasis on romance, horror and werewolf mythology.”
In addition to Kahuanui and Posey, the series also co-stars Colton Haynes (The Hills, The Gates), Crystal Reed (Skyline, Crazy, Stupid, Love), Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, 7th Heaven), Holland Roden (Pushed, 12 Miles of Bad Road), Adam Fristoe (Halloween II, Road Trip) and newcomer Dylan O'Brien.