MTV’s “Teen Wolf” may be leaving Atlanta for the bright lights of Los Angeles, but the network is not abandoning Atlanta.
It’s planning to bring a comedy pilot here in a few weeks called “Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys.” It’s based on the best-selling book of the same name.
The plotline has a morbid quality to it: Cassie French, a 22-year-old overachiever, gets her dream job as a lawyer for a Hollywood studio but can’t find a guy ready for a real, mature relationship. After her latest disappointment, she locks a guy up in her basement in order to train him to become the perfect gentleman. (That’s a healthy way to deal with loss, right?) MTV said it evokes memories of the 1988 Christian Slater/Winona Ryder film “Heathers.”
“Teen Wolf,” which will have 24 episodes (double season two) next year, is leaving town because the production company won a lottery for tax credits in California. Though the credits aren’t quite as generous as those in Georgia, they were enough to make the move worthwhile. For the actors and other creative types who live in Los Angeles, being near their home is a good thing. And given how much work is available in Georgia now, the Atlanta locals who worked on “Teen Wolf” should have no problem finding other projects.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk