Vampires are passé, and zombies are so 2010. So which mythical creature is up next? According to shows like Teen Wolf, it’s werewolves, and My Damn Channel is trying to help make lycanthropy the next big fad. The online comedy network is the new home of Wolfpack of Reseda, a horror-comedy featuring the most charismatic werewolves this side of Jacob Black.
Wolfpack of Reseda stars Tate Ellington as Ben March, a simple office worker whose life takes a grizzly turn when he is bitten by a werewolf. The ‘comedy’ half of ‘horror-comedy’ relates to the show’s mundane setting in the Los Angeles suburbs. Also, the sideburns Ben sports are patently ridiculous and a constant source of comedy in their own right.
Wolfpack of Reseda, which is produced by Fox Digital Studios, previously debuted on Netflix back in 2012, and its move to My Damn Channel represents a wider release. “A Wolfpack run on My Damn Channel is a no-brainer for this show,” commented Christopher Leone, who directed the series. “The comedy is a perfect fit with My Damn Channel’s audience.”
The Zombieland web pilot may have failed to gain traction, but Wolfpack of Reseda is ready to prove there’s still an audience for mythical animal comedy on the web. Judging from the general praise it received during its run on Netflix, we can expect it to be top notch.