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

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? 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

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 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

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 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:

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…

“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…

67 comments on “Wolfblood FAQ

  1. 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

  2. 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?)

  3. Amelia says:

    I was just wondering, what would happen if one of your parents was a wolfblood but the other wasn’t?

  4. in a quiet night in – did Sam and Liam get into Tom’s locker and steal the t-shirt in the end or not?

  5. Amelia says:

    do wolfblood’s have a speciality sense like some have a better smell than others or some can hear a bit better than others?

  6. Amelia says:

    oh ok!

  7. in cry wolf -did Mr jeffries punish Kara for being the cause of the fire in the science labs and did he punish Shannon too?
    in call of the wild, Ceri encountered Jimi, Sam and Liam and the 3k’s e.c.t. -but in the best of both worlds, nobody recognized Ceri or remembered her being the homeless women -why is that?

  8. Macie says:

    Will maddys hair be longer or shorter this time

  9. LoneWolf says:

    Will you ever turn this series into one for highschoolers? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I totally love it, I really do, but I think it would get a lot more interesting with more situations which aren’t really 100% suitable for kids.. like a more stabile and romantic relationship between Maddy and Rhydian (Without any sexual content of course), or more intriguing actions.

    • Mihaittzza955 says:

      [FIRST PART OF COMMENT DELETED FOR RUDENESS] are u kid or adult another question……

      • Mihaittzza955 says:

        + it was just a kiss of idk 5 seconds? wathever is not a “sexual content” how u said and i think Wolfblood Series are perfect how are now…..bad english excuse me

    • debbiemoon says:

      CBBC is a channel for 8-12-year-olds, so the show will always be made for that audience.

  10. do wolfbloods live longer than humans (cuz of the full moon and quicker healing e.c.t.) or are they just the same as humans -they get diseases e.c.t. and die whenever?
    Does all human medicine work on wolfbloods or is their body immune to some treatment?
    Also do you think in the wolfblood world, there are other pack -wild or tame that are facing the same situations as Maddy’s pack and maybe even worse?

    • debbiemoon says:

      I suppose the healing might mean they’re less likely to die of disease or injury, but essentially they’re the same as humans.
      There may be some treatments that don’t work on them.
      I’m sure there are!

  11. Oh by the way in wolfsbane, Maddy’s hands were covered with black veins and claws, but when she ripped off Tom apron (which was hilarious!) -he never noticed, was it just one of those things when the humans don’t notice half transformed wolfbloods or did he notice and thought it was his imagination e.c.t. -thank you very much :D

    • debbiemoon says:

      Look. You’re always asking questions about why people don’t notice certain things, so, this is the final answer on that subject, okay?

      When you make a TV show, you have to show things happening in a big, bold way, so that the audience don’t miss anything. If these things happened in such an obvious way in real life, of course everyone would see them and find out the secret. It’s one of the conventions of television that characters don’t see things that in real life would be obvious. That’s just how television shows work.

  12. Wolfblood says:

    When I was watching the quiet night in, my question is about the sinclairs shirt- Is the sinclairs T-shirt real or it was just produced for the show because the director’s name is will sinclair, did you get the sinclairs shirt from his name?

  13. Wolfblood says:

    Wolfbloodcounter I know rthe answer to your question you asked some time ago, why maddy left as soon as the dog chew was sent to Dr. Whitewood is Despite Rhydian’s attempts to recover the DNA and research, the Smiths recognize it is too late, and leave to join the wild.

  14. Wolfblood says:

    Do you know anybody like mandeep dhillon in season3

  15. Wolfblood says:

    Yes, I think it was too late

  16. Alpha says:

    Hey Debbie,
    First i would like to say( I already posted here before but well.) that wolfblood is awesome. It is my favourite show (And im 17 years old). Season 2 was great and i think season 3 will rock too.

    Now to a little question which came through my mind while watching season 2:
    The wolves look way better in season 2 than in the first season. Did the special effects team change programs or something? They look more natural and realistic.

    Thanks for putting so much work into the show and this homepage! I hope Wolfblood gets a fourth season. It obviously deserves more views.

    Alpha.

  17. Sophie says:

    What is a baby wolf called ?

  18. sophie says:

    how long does it take them to grow into a full grown wolf and what is that also called . thank you

  19. Wolfblood says:

    If u were like us waiting for S3 to air, do u think maddy will come back because she is the main protagonist ( I’m not using this to play a trick to TELL Us Whether MADDY WILL COMEBACK OR NOT). I’m just asking what you feel about maddy coming back if u were d audience

    • debbiemoon says:

      I really don’t know how to answer this. What might I feel, if I were some theoretical audience member? I might think pretty much anything! I just don’t know.

  20. Macie says:

    When is the trailer

  21. um, well as you are the creator of wolfblood (which is epic – I hope you realize that you are extremely talented, and many of us look up to you in your work:D) -do you think because the wolfblood audience is growing up, every season (once a year) the characters and story lines become more sophisticated and there are larger and more serious issues dealt with but it is dealt in a way that children won’t find to upsetting> (sorry if that is confusing, it just came to me that you don’t have the same mind set over two years -and things change you, and for me that is reflected in wolfblood.)
    also in going underground after Maddy says something along the lines of ‘I won’t let you face Alric on your own’ in the darkroom -why did Rhydian sound frustrated and kick the darkroom door?
    also if you were in a pack (like Maddy’s or Jana’s) would you be the leader of the pack or not?
    also do you think if Jana did leave the wild (again) would you think that there would be chance of Maddy becoming Alpha of the pack (as she was Alpha in the tamed society and she is best friends with Jana) -or would Aran and Menir become leader?

    • debbiemoon says:

      1) The original Wolfblood audience are certainly growing up, but we also have new, young fans joining all the time. And I think we’ve always dealt with big issues – just in a way that the whole audience can understand and empathise with.
      2) I really don’t remember now. Probably he was annoyed that Maddy won’t let him do the stupid thing and go alone!
      3) Oh, I don’t think I’m leadership material! :)
      4) Well, I suppose there’s always a chance…

  22. Leah says:

    When you find out if it’s going to be on the USA or not will you let us know ~leah❤️

  23. Leah says:

    Btw if the wolfblood cast get to old hopefully not soon but when they get to to old you gyes should have new wolfbloods or have rydian and maddy have a kid just a suggestion

  24. Amber says:

    Random question but when Jana first came to the human world everyone said she smelt, but how come when Rhydian first came back from the wild, no one thought he did? :)

  25. Wolfblood says:

    Still on the same question- Just take a deep breath and imagine yourself watching wolfblood and saying wuld maddy come back or not, if I were u, I know it will be very very hArd to answer but try ur best

  26. do you think it is possible for Mr Jeffries to have a mental breakdown just because one of his favourite students (more like a teachers PET!!) left?

    • debbiemoon says:

      I think if poor Mr. Jeffries ever does have a mental breakdown, it will be because of the very odd things that happen at Bradlington High every single week! :)

  27. what social events do you think woflbloods come together> E.g – a ritual or a meeting…

  28. do you think Maddy could ever forgive (or forget) Alric for trying to kill her?? (I keep coming up with a new question -thank you VERY much for ya time:D)

  29. Wolfblood says:

    Gooodday Debbie. Have a nice day!

  30. Wolfblood says:

    There is this site that I went to thst Dr Whitewood is one of the cast for season 3. Is thIs true and how do you find season 3 epic, adventurous or fantastic?

  31. this may sound odd (and slightly ironic) but do you ever get tired of asking questions about whether Maddy is coming back -or spoilers for series 3?

  32. Like humans and clinical lycanthropy do you think that wolfbloods can think that they are human being and not wolf -bloods? for example when it is a full moon they are in shock so much that they forget their transformation the day after?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Well, that’s pretty much what happened to Rhydian during his first transformation. But long-term? I don’t know. I’m not sure it’s a traumatic enough experience to produce that level of disassociation… But then I’m not a psychiatrist…

  33. Amelia says:

    I was just wondering, if your dad is an alpha male and your mum an alpha female do you automatically become an alpha male/female as well or do you have to prove yourself or do something first?
    Sorry if this question is confusing!

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