Wolfblood FAQ

Welcome to the new updated Wolfblood FAQ!

Let’s get straight into it:

Will there be a Wolfblood season three?

Yes, there will! Season three has just finished filming, which means it will be on screens in the UK about September 2014.  (And no, we can’t make it any faster than that!) As usual, it will be thirteen episodes.

Who will be writing season three?

I’ll be writing five episodes: in addition, we’ll see episodes from Wolfblood veterans James Whitehouse & Hannah George, from Sophie Petzal (writer of the ‘secret episode’), and also, new to the series, Neil Jones, Catrin Clarke, Paul Mousley and Lee Walters.

Will all the cast return for season three?

We won’t be releasing any information about which characters and actors will return, certainly not until just before transmission. After all, that would effectively be a spoiler. And talking of spoilers…

Can you tell us what’s going to happen in season three? 

No. At least two-thirds of the questions I’m asked, here and on Twitter, are requests for plot spoilers. Let me be clear here: I’m not going to tell you anything about upcoming episodes  - and you don’t actually want me to.

There’s a reason they call them ‘spoilers’ –  because they spoil your enjoyment of the series. I worked hard on this show, as did a lot of other people, and we want you to enjoy the episodes as they air, not have the experience ruined by leaks and gossip. So wait until the episode is transmitted; it will be more fun in the end!

What about a season four? How many seasons will there be?

CBBC makes a decision about whether to commission a new season after each season has been shown in the UK. So they’ll make a decision on season four after season three has been shown. This means we have no idea how long the show will run for.

Why do you make thirteen episodes a season, when shows on other channels make more?

Thirteen episodes per season is the usual number for CBBC programmes. It’s also as many as we have time, and money, to make each year!

I live in [insert name of country], when will I be able to see Wolfblood?

There’s no point in contacting me to ask about transmission dates for your country, because that’s not part of my job. I often don’t know the show’s on in any given country until after it’s begun showing.

If you know which channel it’s going to be on in your country (in many countries, it will be the Disney Channel),  you’re much more likely to get an accurate answer from the channel than from me.  And the more people who contact the channel about Wolfblood, thus proving it has lots of fans, the more likely they are to keep showing it!

Disney Channel in the US has already shown Wolfblood season one – when will season two be shown?

You need to contact Disney and ask them directly. The more people who contact the channel about Wolfblood, thus proving it has lots of fans, the more likely they are to keep showing it!

Where can I watch Wolfblood online?

If you live in the UK, you can watch episodes on the BBC’s iPlayer service. They’re usually available for at least a week after transmission, sometimes longer.

If you live outside the UK, I’m afraid iPlayer won’t work for you, and unfortunately, you’ll have to wait for the show to be shown by your local broadcaster. The show may eventually be available on iTunes or similar services, but I doubt that will happen before it’s been shown on TV in as many countries as want it.

Any Wolfblood episodes copied to YouTube or similar services will be removed and the poster’s account terminated, so be sensible, don’t take the risk…

Where can I find out who plays which roles/who wrote or directed an episode/ who the designer or composer or DOP etc is?

Best place for finding out about the cast and crew of any film or TV show is imdb.com. Everyone involved with Wolfblood to date is listed at


Which awards has Wolfblood been nominated for/ won?

Wolfblood won the Royal Television Society award for Best Children’s Drama in 2013 (and was nominated again in 2014). It has also been nominated for a RTS North-East award, a Broadcast award, the Prix Jeunesse, a Banff Television Festival award  and four Children’s BAFTAs (including a Best Performer win for Bobby Lockwood).

What is the theme song from Wolfblood? Can I buy the soundtrack?

It’s A Promise That I Keep, music by Andy Price, lyrics Klause White, performed by Lisa Knapp. The soundtrack isn’t available to buy yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that changed soon…

Will there be a DVD release? Books? Merchandise?

At the moment, there are two DVD releases:

A season one DVD released in Germany, which is available in many countries via Amazon and other online retailers, and can be played with the original English-language soundtrack (original actors’ voices, music, etc), as well as in a dubbed German-language version. Check your DVD player can play a Region 2 disc before ordering!

And a season one DVD released in the US, available from all the usual retailers. Again, this is available to other countries from online retailers. Check your DVD player can play a Region 1 disc before ordering!

There are no DVDs of season two available yet. A UK DVD release of season one is planned, but I don’t have any details on when yet.

Wolfblood merchandise is currently being produced and should be available by autumn 2014.  This will include clothing, stationery, and all kinds of other stuff currently being designed. There is a possibility of games and books as well, but this may take a little longer.

Where can I send fan mail to the cast?

If you send it to  [Actor's name], Wolfblood, CBBC, Bridge House, BBC MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2QH,  it will be passed on to them from there. Alternatively, you could probably find out their agent on Google and send it to the agent’s office – it might well reach them faster that way.

How did you come up with the idea for Wolfblood, and how did it get commissioned?

I speak at length about that here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/writersroom/posts/Wolfblood

I’m interested in writing for TV: can I read one of the Wolfblood scripts?

The script for season 1 episode 10, The Call Of The Wild,  is available to download from the BBC’s writersroom website: go to


Writersroom also has a lot of great information, inspiring stories and details of writing competitions and opportunities, so it’s a good place to get started writing.

Will you read my Wolfblood fan fiction?

The writers and members of the production team are not allowed to read any fan fiction for legal reasons. There have been cases with other shows where fans have sued the show for ‘stealing’ ideas from their fan fiction. The best defence we have have against that is never to read fan fiction, or any ideas submitted by anyone outside the show. Anyway, we really don’t have the time!

How does an episode of Wolfblood get written? What’s the process?

Check out this post


How long does it take to write an episode of Wolfblood?

Hard to say – writers are often working on several different  projects at once – but probably around four to six weeks from beginning to end.

How can I audition to be in Wolfblood? or appear as an extra? 

Realistically, you need to have previous acting experience, and an agent, to have a chance of appearing in Wolfblood (or any other TV show). Shooting takes place on a very tight schedule and a very limited budget, and we have to be sure that everyone we employ knows their job and can do it with the minimum of supervision. And yes, that does make life hard for young actors starting out, but we have to do what’s best for the show…

If you have an agent, they’ll know how to arrange an audition for you. If not: well, acting is a long game, and setting your heart on appearing in one particular show probably isn’t the way to go.

There’s no point in tweeting me or leaving comments here telling me what a brilliant actor you are and asking me to help you get an audition. I can’t, because I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CASTING. Television shows only function if everyone is trusted to do their own job: so I trust the casting directors to do their jobs, and I stick to the writing.

Okay, but I’m interested in a long-term career as an actor – do you have any advice?

Well, obviously this isn’t my field, but I’ll tell you what little I know.  A local theatre group or Saturday drama school is a good place to get experience, and sometimes, to get scouted for local professional productions. Many TV companies talent-spot at local drama schools and youth theatres too – and you’ll also be learning the craft of acting, which is every bit as important as natural talent.

There’s some advice on how to approach an agent here:


Attending drama school or taking a degree in Drama or English may be useful, but it’s not a requirement. The main advantage of full-time study is experience and making contacts. After that, it’s the usual struggle to get noticed – firstly by an agent, then by producers.

Acting is an incredibly competitive and unpredictable business. Ninety percent of students who take a drama degree don’t end up working directly in arts or media. At any given moment, eighty-five percent of professional actors are unemployed.

If you’re going to succeed, you’ll need determination and luck as well as talent. But if you’re really determined, go for it! A lot of people told me I’d never succeed as a writer, and look how that turned out…

I have ideas for episodes or plot lines you could use in future seasons: can I send them to you?

I’ve tried being polite about this, and people are ignoring it, so let me make this very clear. YOU MUST NOT SEND ME PLOT IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, OR EVEN WOLFBLOOD FAN FICTION. EVER. If people keep doing so, I will have to close down this site.

Writers and production companies have to be very careful that they don’t lay themselves open to accusations of stealing ideas, and because of this, none of us are allowed to read any suggestions, ideas, fan fiction or anything related to Wolfblood. It doesn’t matter if you promise not to sue – we still can’t read it. It doesn’t matter if you say it’s just for fun – we still can’t read it. It doesn’t matter what you say – we still can’t read it!

And anyway, we have lots of stories for the new season already – and I’m sure you can understand that we’d rather write our own ideas than ones given to us by someone else.

How long does it take to film an episode of Wolfblood?

That’s hard to answer, because we don’t start at the beginning and work to the end: all the scenes in one location are filmed first, then all the scenes in another, and so on.

If we’re filming in a location – say, in the school canteen – we’ll shoot the canteen-based scenes from two or three different episodes in the same day, to save time. The most time-comsuming (and therefore expensive) part of filming is moving people and equipment from location to location, so we arrange filming so we move as little as possible.

At a guess, it takes between seven and nine working days to shoot an episode, depending on how many moves between locations, how many stunts, and how many complicated scenes there are.

Where is Wolfblood filmed?

The village we use as Stoneybridge is Blanchlands, in Northumbria. The school, the woods, and most of the other locations are within a few miles of there, and city locations (like those in ‘Eolas’) are in nearby Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

What’s the music used in [insert name of episode]?

Music is chosen by the sound editing department, who know a lot more about all kinds of music than I do! I’m trying to get some answers for the most frequently asked tracks…

What’s your favourite episode? Your favourite character?

People keep asking me these questions, and they’re impossible to answer. When you write something, no part of it, no individual character, is your favourite. You love every part of it for different reasons.

Do you ever write something for Wolfblood, look at it and think, ‘Oh wait, this is a children’s programme… I can’t write that.’?

We’re all aware of the things that are definitely forbidden: killing, explicit violence, sexual content other than an occasional kiss, etc. But actually, you can tackle most subjects on children’s TV if you frame them in the right way. In season one, we dealt with the care system, verbally abusive parents, cheating in exams, kidnapping, theft, and Shannon being wrongly been sent to a psychologist, all of which is pretty heavy stuff. It’s often a matter of the way you tackle the subject, not what the subject is…

“If you had the chance to become a wolfblood, would you?”

Interesting question. It would be nice to be athletic, and the sight and hearing would be useful. On the other hand, I’m really bad at keeping secrets – so I’d better say no…

“What about if you had to choose between being a wolfblood or a vampire?”

Definitely Wolfbloods! Vampires are addicts. They have no choices in life. Wolfbloods choose every moment how they balance their wolf-self and their human self, and that’s far more interesting…

“If you were a wolfblood, would you want to be tame or wild?”

Good question! As much I love wandering around in the countryside, I think I’d have to go for ‘tame’ in the end. I couldn’t do without a bath and a nice comfy bed!

“I was wondering how Maddy’s parents met? And where do you imagine other wolfbloods meeting each other in general?”

I would think settled Wolfbloods find ways to meet up – secret events, perhaps? Every community has its big events and rituals. As for how Daniel and Emma met… well, maybe one day we’ll find out!

“Do you believe in people transforming into wolves/werewolves?”

I believe in things we have evidence for, and so far, there’s no evidence for werewolves or anything like them. However, the idea is a great way to explore the dark side that we all have, and how we choose to deal with it…

“I’ve noticed that Maddy and other characters often say ‘us’ instead of ‘me’. Is that the local dialect?”

Yes, in the Northumbria/ Newcastle area, it’s perfectly normal to use ‘us’ instead of ‘me’.

“What’s the language spoken by the wild wolfbloods?”

That’s Welsh. This particular wild pack came originally from Wales, but were disturbed by human activity and relocated somewhere north of Stoneybridge  (probably somewhere in the Highlands of Scotland, but wild Wolfbloods aren’t exactly experts in geography…)

My question isn’t answered here!

If your question really isn’t answered here, then PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY before posting your question below.

- DO state your question clearly and simply. I get a lot of vague questions like  “When will it show here?”  (“It” being which season? “Here” being where?)  So try to state your question or comments clearly and reasonably briefly…

- DON’T repost your question if it doesn’t appear immediately. All comments to this site  have to be moderated by me, and if I’m busy, I may not do that for several hours.

- DON’T ASK A QUESTION THAT’S ALREADY ANSWERED IN THE FAQ. You’re just wasting my time, and I’ll probably delete it unanswered.

- DON’T ask what’s going to happen in upcoming episodes. The only response you will ever get is  “no spoilers”.

- DON’T ask me to find information for you when you can find it for yourself. You want to know if a cast member is on Facebook? Go look on Facebook. You want to know how much a Wolfblood episode is on iTunes? Go look on iTunes. I’m not here to run errands for you.

- DO be realistic about how much of my time you’re taking up, and about whether I can actually help with that particular problem. I’ve had people ask me to get them an acting agent, help them get their novel published, and even help them get a date with a member of the cast – none of which I can do!

Bearing all of that in mind, feel free to leave your question in the comments section below, and I’ll answer it as soon as I can…

106 comments on “Wolfblood FAQ

  1. Edy says:

    In season 1, the characters are in class 8. They have only 14 years old. But to be honest, they look older, they look about 16-17 years or more. Especially the three K’s look older, they don’t look like 14 at all. Why you set Wolfblood like this? I meant, why they’re not in class 10? Or I don’t know… When I first saw s.1 ep. 1, I thought like I told before. So can you please tell me? Anyway, I love Wolfblood! It’s a great serial!

  2. Edy says:

    But why the scenes are set to happen at only 14 years old? Couldn’t the characters have their real age in the film? Or at least 16?

  3. do you think wolfblood series 3 will be bigger and more successful than the other two series?

  4. Macie says:

    Will the wolfblood theme tune ever change I no probaly not I was just wondering ? . You no actual wolves sleep then wake up every 5 to 15 minutes for grad and protection and I was wondering if you would show something like that if maddy was sleeping or something . Also wolves call each other pack sister and pack brother if they could speek . Also I no dogs see differnt colours such as if there was a dark green and a light green they would only see on shade of green but I am not sure if it’s the same for wolves but if there was something about that , that would be cool, also u could learn a lot from it .

    • debbiemoon says:

      We have no plans at the moment to change the theme music.
      As for the other stuff, that’s all very interesting, and we may use it one day. But remember, Wolfbloods aren’t exactly the same as wolves, so they won’t share all of their characteristics.

  5. 1 if wolfbloods were given wolf or dog poison -would they be affected?
    2 when wolfbloods are in a coma during a full moon -do they fully heal afterwards (as Emma only said the full moon can practically heal anything -is it just small wounds or is it major wounds as well?)
    3 – do you think wolfblood would still be good if maddy wasn’t in it?

    • debbiemoon says:

      1) Poisons tend to affect all animals – and humans – equally, so yes.
      2) The worse the injury, the longer it would take to heal, but the full moon would still speed up that process.
      3) If we didn’t think the show was ‘still good’, for that or any other reason, we’d stop making it.

  6. is the term ‘wild wolfblood’ an insult, only because in the more civilized society, if a wild wolfbloods called a tamer wolfblood ‘tame wolf’ that is an insult -is it the same for wild wolfbloods? (sorry if that was a tad confusing) thank you very much!

  7. Edy says:

    Why Aimee (Maddy) is absent from ”behind the scenes”? :(

  8. Edy says:

    If Maddy leaves Wolfblood, I won’t watch that serial anymore :( :’(

  9. Nicole says:

    When Rhydian left at the end of season one, did yawl have to keep him a secrete if he was ever gonna return or not for season 2?

  10. Macie says:

    Can’t Waite till September , and if maddy is in the wild did she go to school and did her family have to hunt animals but what if they get spotted and what happens if maddy gets crazy for meat .

  11. Do you think every wild wolfblood can kill humans (if they ever found out about the wolfblood secret) or just mainly the ones with power?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Er, I’m not sure I understand the question. Any Wolfblood could kill a human, I suppose. Any *human* could kill a human, if they put their mind to it. The questions is, would they, and should they?

  12. Wb123 says:

    How old is Nathan Williams (Bryn) in real life????

  13. Stanblood says:

    Debbie is there a official trailer for wolfblood season 3.

  14. when you were developing the details of wolfblood (before it got commissioned) -did you want wolfblood to have a hidden meaning about life? (sorry that is confusing)

  15. Wolfblood says:

    Do you have any plans for bringing any other supernatural beings apart from wolfbloods???????

  16. Wolfblood says:

    Do you have any plans of adding or changing characters in Wolfblood ( sorry if it is confusing and I hope you don’t say no spoilers) and in S1 I can’t recall the episode when Rhydian was sick and they wanted to take his blood, maddy and rhydian went to the bradlingtons school doctor, the doctor took their blood then they collected another blood when it was time to test rhydian it was the other blood how did it happen( Sorry if it Is still confusing, I know the question is really hard to understand)

    • debbiemoon says:

      As always, no spoilers!
      Re: the blood – I really don’t remember exactly what happened in that episode (it was two years ago, and I didn’t write that one). If I have time when I get back to England, I’ll take a look and try to work out what you’re on about – but I’m busy, so no promises… :)

      • Lizzy says:

        To save Debbie’s time about the blood question (I hope you don’t mind me answering on your behalf) and to save you the wait:
        That episode was episode 7, called Dark Moon, I’ve just updated the wiki page with details from IMDB because it didn’t have any. Rhydian faints in class because there is no moon – and that’s when wolfbloods feel ill and lose their powers every month – he’s taken to a hospital, hence why they have such advanced laboratories rather than how Shannon looked at Maddy’s blood through a telescope earlier that day and had no luck, Rhydian has a blood test because they figure it can’t hurt and he seems very ill. Maddy got so worked up about it (probably because she was thinking about everyone finding out) that she fainted too and had a blood test too – I think it was Shannon’s suggestion but I’ve forgotten. But there was no moon and that’s why the conclusion was as it was. Which I’m not writing just because what if someone hasn’t seen it? Even though it’s old now XD

        Here’s the wiki page for the episode but there’s not a lot of extra information on it: http://wolfblood.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Moon

  17. Wolfblood says:

    Thank you lizzy, but that’s not what I expected. I will just have to wait for Debbie. ;)

  18. Wolfblood says:

    When they collected Rhydian’s blood and took It to the lab. Maddy and Rhydian went to the lab to retrieve it. They retrieved his blood. But I think it kind of fell down. So the doctor collected the blood that fell down and examined it. But they did not find out that Rhydian was a wolfblood.

    • debbiemoon says:

      I see. But they explain very clearly at the end of the episode exactly why the doctor doesn’t find out – because it’s a dark moon. So the answer to your question is there in the episode.

  19. Wolfblood says:

    Never mind. I’ve found the answer: Because they have lost their wolfblood powers

  20. Wolfblood says:

    Have they released games for wolfblood

  21. this is a tad off topic but which do you prefer the most -Marvel or D.C comics?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Interesting question. I think if I had to choose, Marvel’s traditional approach of creating heroes with real human problems appeals more than DC’s more mythic approach. But in practice, I like a lot of both: Batman, Nightwing, Hellblazer, X-Men of course, Matt Fraction’s take on Hawkeye. Very into Captain America at the moment! About to start reading Kelly Sue DeConnick’s run on Captain Marvel…

      • that’s really epic, yeah I like hawkeye, big fan on X -men but I don’t really like storm though, I prefer Marvel to Dc -I just can’t stand superman (no one should know his weakness -Kryptonite!) tanks for answer:D

  22. Amelia says:

    What do you think is the usual blood group for a wolfblood?
    Also, do wolfbloods feel tiered on dark moons before they are 14?

  23. Amelia says:


  24. Amelia says:

    Also, do all tame wolfbloods have a den to transform in???????

  25. Amelia says:

    ok thanks!
    Sorry but 1 more question (I keep thinking of them after I click ‘Post Comment’)
    Do wolfblood packs have to live together to be a pack or can they live long distances apart?

  26. Macie says:

    If a wolfblood saw a dog would they growl at it and when we come back from the summer holidays it’s September and will the trailer be on the 9th of sep ? . I no this is more of a dog thing but would they chase cats , and at meal time would they eat buffalo meat or deer?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Dogs – you’ll find out in season 3.
      Trailer – I don’t know. You’d need to ask CBBC.
      Cats – they might want to, but they’d be able to restrain that instinct
      Meals – they like every kind of meat

  27. When Maddy left, wouldn’t it look a bit odd because it was right after Liam sent Whitewood the dog chew? (also is that the same dog chew from leader of the pack -when tom gives him a god chew?)

  28. Wolfblood says:

    Do Wolfbloods understand their feelings or speak to each other by growling ?

    • debbiemoon says:

      You’ve seen the show – what do you think?

    • Ashleigh says:

      I think they communicate to each other like wolves do. Wolves very very rarely bark but communicate with body language and yelps and whines and growls. If you watch when Maddy and Rhydian turn into wolves, they will wave there ears or bare there teeth or something similar. :)

  29. Wolfblood says:

    Well, I think that they speak to each other by growling

  30. Macie says:

    You just said you will find about dogs in season 3 when normally you keep saying no spoliers it doesn’t really matter but I am so excited for season 3

  31. Macie says:

    Will maddy return later on in the episodes of season 3 ?

  32. Wolfblood says:

    It is clearly obvious that it is a spoiler

  33. Wolfblood says:

    Batman and Hellblazer which do you prefer? As for me I like Batman

  34. do you think there is more to Mr Jeffries than just a comic relief -like in going underground, he was very loyal to Mads, and Rhydian – is he as nieve as everyone makes out (in your opinion of course)

  35. shanigomez says:

    Is there an official release date to season 3 yet?

  36. sophie says:

    Hello i am a massive fan of wolfblood i wanted to know will season 3 be this year in september can’t wait to see it back on television . Thank you . Sophie xx

  37. sophie says:

    will there be a notice confirming the date x

  38. wolfbloodfen says:

    Where can i watch wolfblood. Im trying to watch in bbc iplayer, but i cant find it. (sorry for my bad english)

  39. Chantal says:

    Hi Debbie!

    I know You can’t tell us spoilers about the 3th season, and I understand this, because I don’t want spoilers too, that’s why is so exciting…we don’t know anything,so everything will be a big surprise :) So my only question is if You have to say some words for the 3rd season of Wolfblood ( like exciting,amazing,full of adventure) what would You like to say? :) by the way,the actors are very very great,just like the story and the writers! :)

  40. RandomTwixy says:

    Is the Wolf Language a real Language?

  41. wolfcrazy says:

    i just went on wolfblood season 3 wiki and I saw the pic of the cast of season 3 and Aimee wasn’t in the pic and Aimee wasn’t confirmed to be in season 3. so is it true that she won’t be in season 3???

  42. RandomTwixy says:

    How do the wolfblood packs work?
    Like is the pack made up of family or is it made up of random people?
    Also how do they meet other woolfbloods if they don’t like going onto other territories?

    • debbiemoon says:

      As you’ll see from the wild pack, and Maddy’s pack, packs are made up of both family and non-family.
      Like all scattered communities, Wolfblood have social events that will bring them together…

  43. izeke06 says:

    Dear Debbie,

    Firstly, THANK YOU for bringing this great show into my life. I love it, and I’m very excited about season 3!

    My question is, how much time elapsed during the season 1 and 2?
    And which class are they?

  44. hammy ham says:

    Do wolfbloods feel week when they are near silver?
    What time do they shift on full moon?

  45. were there just three full moons in wolfblood series 1, or were there more and the show didn’t show them (only because in holy island, the door plate thing said 12th December, but in a quiet night in -it said 8th of may or 9th) and if it is for a year, then there must have been more than three full moons?) -sorry if that is confusing.
    In lone wolf, Rhydian said he couldn’t remember is second full moon transformation, but throughout the show, they refer it to being brilliant, and it appears that they can remember the events – can some wolfbloods just forget a full moon or is it always and they just remember the feeling of it???

    • debbiemoon says:

      Yes, there were more. We don’t show every single thing that happens to the characters.
      Rhydian couldn’t remember his first transformation because it was such a shock. Normally they remember everything.

  46. Wolfblood says:

    How many episodes have you written Season 3

  47. Wolfblood says:

    Only five that has been written? Have they been filmed

  48. Me says:

    In season 2 episode 11 best of both worlds why did Rhydian jump on top of Jimi?

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