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 began filming at the end of February 2014, which means it will be on screens in the UK about September 2014.  (And no, we can’t make it any faster than that!)

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?

Wolfblood has already shown in Germany,  France, Australia, Finland, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, Ireland, and the US. However, there’s no point in contacting me to ask about precise dates, because 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, you know, 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

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321596/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

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? Anything else?

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. Other merchandise and related items are planned for the near future. I hope to have a little more new on that over the next few months. As soon as I do, I’ll update this page with details.

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/wolfblood-s1-ep10

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 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

http://debbiemoon.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/how-a-wolfblood-script-is-written/

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 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:

http://www.thestage.co.uk/columns/agents-take/2013/11/apply-agent-dos-donts/?utm_campaign=agents-take&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

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…

“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 members 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…

65 comments on “Wolfblood FAQ

  1. I just saw a video saying that their is HALFBLOOD joing the show (half human and half wolfblood) and that he or she hunts wolfblood because his or her parents were killed by wild wolfblood so now he or she is going to be hunting Ryhdian. Is that true?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  2. aleksandar says:

    Where exactly in England are you filming the show …. and where mady is going at the end od season 2 ?? ;)

  3. Winston says:

    Debbie if you know that we’re going to keep on asking you, why do you keep on saying no? Is there at least a spark between Jana and Tom?

  4. Crisstopher says:

    Hello Debbie
    I wanted to ask you one question.
    What happens if someone’s mother is wolfblood and father isn’t?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Well, genetics suggests they would randomly either inherit a Wolfblood gene and be Wolfblood, or a human gene and be human…

      • Katie says:

        Does that mean that it is not possible for there to be a hybrid (half human, half wolfblood)?????? You know………if they inherited one human chromosome and one wolfblood chromosome (like how a red bull and a white bull make a roan bull.) If a hybrid IS possible, what would it look like? How would it act? What special abilities would it have? How would it be different from a regular wolfblood?

      • debbiemoon says:

        Good questions. Perhaps we’ll find out one day!

  5. laura says:

    Hello Debbie
    I just wanted to ask why as soon as maddy first transformed into a wolf for the first time she suddenly became the pack leader. Was this meant to happen or am I getting the wrong idea.
    Thanks
    Laura and friend

  6. Kayan890 says:

    Will there be DVDs with the secret episode on it?

  7. Aldana says:

    what is the secret episode?I can see it in Spanish?

    • debbiemoon says:

      It’s a ten minute episode showing events that happened between seasons one and two. You need to ask your local TV channel if they plan to show it…

  8. samantha says:

    Who is ceri

  9. samantha says:

    Is there a secret episode in each season. ……and if so how do I watch it

  10. samantha says:

    Thanks

  11. samantha says:

    Oh……….

  12. samantha says:

    They cant turn wild …..they just choose to or were born in the pack

  13. Malia Tate says:

    So im guessing happy ending for season three is that Maddy comes back

  14. aleksandar says:

    did you start filming season 3 or still writting it

  15. HI Debbie
    i just wanted to know if you are almost done filming ?

  16. Gabe chuks says:

    Is your wolf fur decided by your hair colour because it seems to be so with everyone especially jana and by the way great job.you are very gifted in your field of work

  17. aleksandar says:

    okay when it ends at the end of may why are you chanel it september

    • debbiemoon says:

      Because all we have at the end of May are hours and hours of raw, out-of-sequence scenes. They need to be edited into episodes, have special effects added, then music, opening and end credits, etc…

  18. samantha says:

    In episode 7 season 1, maddie and rhiddian have ap negative blood and they are not related so does that mean that all wolfbloods are ap negative since wolfbloods are rare and the doctor said ap negative blood is rare……

  19. stela mahone says:

    will madie marry rydian ??

  20. Katie says:

    Thanks to everyone who tried to convince Disney to show season 2 in the US because we finally have an answer!!!
    Disney said:
    “BBC whom owns the rights to the show will not Release the next season to Disney (to air) until they have a new season being aired in the UK (or at least that what was last reported). It seems that BBC allows it to be aired for purchase on Amazon, and may become available on Hulu PLUS (paid only members) also in the Future. For now you will have to wait till the fall to see if Disney can air WolfBlood season 2, once season 3 is underway.”
    and
    ” The only way you can see season 2 wolfblood now is on Amazon or wait until fall 2014.”

    I have checked on Amazon, and season 2 is not available yet. Whether or not it will become available, I’m not sure. Since they are saying fall, and that they have to wait for season 3 to start in the UK, I am assuming that it will be shown in October again as part of “Monstober” 2014.

  21. Hi Debbie.
    I have seen in episodes of Wolfblood emitted by Disney Channel some scenes have been deleted. I wanted to ask if you know anything about this.
    Thank you.

    • debbiemoon says:

      CBBC doesn’t show advertisements, but Disney Channel does. So any show made for CBBC is too long for Disney, and has to be cut to make room for the advertisements.

  22. Olivia says:

    The other day I met some of the people in wolfblood and I found out where series 3 is being filmed. Are fans allowed to go to the site and watch it being filmed??

  23. Malia Tate says:

    How many years have since Maddy left?

  24. jeanette14 says:

    Was it hard writing season three of Wolfblood?

  25. Olivia says:

    Hi, I have never understood fully why Wolfbloods are afraid of fire, so why are they?

  26. jeanette14 says:

    Are the old couple that sabotaged Maddy’s parent car and locked them in the basement coming back in season three?? Cause if so that would terrible

  27. Alex says:

    Hi, I’ve got one question, but I’m not sure if You”ll be able to answer it. I know You said that the music for the show is chosen by someone else, but You’re trying to get some answers for the most frequently asked tracks. So: There’s REALLY A LOT of people, who want to know what’ the title of this song and who sings it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jj0NIMQ6ro Nobody knows. I wonder if You can tell me.
    Thanks, love
    Alex

    • debbiemoon says:

      As I said, I really don’t know – and the sound department are too busy at this time of year to ask. I’m pretty sure there are apps and websites that can recognise music you upload to them, though – maybe look for one of those…?

  28. jeanette14 says:

    I remeber reading that there is supposed to be a happy ending for season 3, but Louisa tweeted that she is crying reading the final episode. So I was just wondering well freaking out wether they are tears of Joy or Pain?? Answer if you cancan.

    • Melissa says:

      hi Debbie I was wondering (and I know you’ll probably say no spoilers! to this) but, are you planning on making Shannon or Tom into Wolfbloods, or bringing back rhydian’s little brother?
      Thanks and your awesome!!!
      Melissa

  29. Winston says:

    Is there a lot of pollen over there? And why are they doing an EXTREME close up on Louisa (Shannon)?

  30. lillie says:

    i wanted to say u have the right surname for the show .thanks.pop!SIZZLE.

  31. crs says:

    Wolfblood is the most interesting drama series i’ve ever seen.And i guess i have to wait until september to see what happened to Maddy:(

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