Wolfblood Season Four Casting News

Thanks to some unavoidable delays in Wolfblood being recommisioned, we’re running on a rather slower schedule this year. However, we are finally at a point where I can tell you a few basics about the new season, which is filming at the moment.

The big news is: after three wonderful seasons, Bobby Lockwood (Rhydian), Kedar Williams-Sterling (Tom) and Louisa Connelly-Burnham (Shannon), have all decided to leave the show.

Sad as I am to see them go, I know they’ll be going on to great things, and I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing them well in their careers. Like Aimee Kelly (Maddy), they will always be part of our Wolfblood universe – and who knows, they may be back at some point in the future…

I know a lot of you will be upset by this – but remember, change is a good thing for a television series. Shows that remain the same throughout their run quickly grow boring and stale, to work on as well as to watch. The inevitable coming and going of cast members is one of the ways that we avoid that.

And as a children’s show, we’re very aware that our audience is interested in fellow tweens and teens. Following the same characters for years, into their twenties, simply wouldn’t appeal to our core audience, who are interested in school, home and family. Though it wasn’t our choice for any of the actors who’ve left to leave, their decision does allow Wolfblood to remain faithful to its core audience and ideas.

So, what can you expect from season four?

For the first time, the show will be moving outside Stoneybridge and into the big wide world. Jana, played Leona Vaughan, will now be our main character, and we’ll be following her as she embarks on a new life in the big city, and builds herself a new pack of Wolfbloods and humans… This season gives us a chance to expand the scope of the show, and to explore new locations and new characters that will reveal more about what it really means to be a Wolfblood!

I’ve always intended Wolfblood to be about Wolfbloods as a whole, not about one person, one family, or even one village. The scale of the Wolfblood world has been gradually expanding with every season, and this is just one more step along that pathway.

From the BBC press release:

Former wild Wolfblood Jana (Leona Vaughan) now takes centre stage, having left the security and seclusion of rural Stoneybridge and moved into the city where she forms a new pack.

The Wolfbloods who play a pivotal role in her adventures include corporate boss Imara (Michelle Gayle), her son TJ (Louis Payne), Matei (Jack Brett Anderson), his sister Emilia (Sydney Wade), and martial arts enthusiast Selina (Rukku Nahar). Returning characters include Katrina (Gabrielle Green), who has opened a new Kafe in town, Kay (Shorelle Hepkin) and their old teacher Mr Jeffries (Mark Fleischmann).

In a world of CCTV, social networks, 4G camera phones and viral videos, the wolfblood ‘secret’ is becoming increasingly vulnerable; faced with new dilemmas and foes, Wolfbloods have to adapt to survive and Jana faces her biggest challenges yet.

(read the full press release at http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/wolf-blood-goes-urban )

New characters, new dilemmas, and probably our most exciting season climax ever – something I’ve been planning since I first conceived of the series, in fact –  mean it’s going to be a unique and remarkable season!

Remember, you can keep up to date with developments at the Wolfblood FAQ, elsewhere on this site. Information on transmission dates, etc, will be posted there as soon as I have it…

13 comments on “Wolfblood Season Four Casting News

  1. Mina says:

    So very excited! 🙂 Change is a good thing and I’m very pleased about the potential to expand the wolfblood universe past Stoneybridge. Jana has come a long way from being a wild wolfblood, then essentially abandoned by her father, and having to start a new life as a tame wolfblood. Great choice to have her as the center or focus. I’m sure there will be kids who won’t or refuse to accept this, but too bad. Actors move on from projects all the time, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We all have 3 series and dvd sets with the original cast to remember them by, and it’s time for a new direction!

  2. Wolf says:

    I loved Jana in the series and definitely think she can keep this ship sailing. I’m mostly just glad that this series wasn’t cancelled. Excited to see whats next in Jana’s adventures, her character is really developing. Plus their entering the city and adding the idea of technology and media which a lot more people can relate to. I think season 4 will be a huge success.

    I am very hopeful that maybe the old cast will at least guest star in some of the episodes? It would be a nice surprise to see.

  3. annlovesgewinnen says:

    Lol! I just wrote in another one of your posts that there is really little actual teenagey stuff like the internet…but seems like you’ll be including that stuff after all…if you’re not considering it, i think it will be a good idea to have some insecurities and things that play a big part of big city teenagers’ lives. And do make the show a bit more for older teenagers, then i wouldn’t have to keep my big secret, which is that i watch this show (just kidding…sort of).
    Have fun!

  4. Keleen says:

    All the seasons are amazing! Everyone did awesome and had great effort! Jana I am so excited for you and hope you do well. Don’t lose your wolf. I believe in everybody but I have courage in you. Me and my friends are sad to see Lousia,Kedar, Bobby and Aimee to leave but we are happy Jana is staying! This is how I feel about you all 😍🙂😀😄😆😬😘😯😕🤗😛🙃🙂. I can’t wait for the show to turn into a great movie someday. I hope you all could come back for at least some episodes. Bobby and Aimee were cute ans a good couple. And I loved it when you were stranded on the island ans Aimee had her first transfermation with Bobby! You both were my favorite with Tom and Shannon. I loved everyone’s charter. You were amazing and hope to see you all in again for a visit but mostly a whole season. Talk soon!🌺😉😃

  5. Keleen says:

    Aimee and Bobby were the best and they give me strength courage hope faith but mostely life. They showed me the real world so thank you. They help me to love wolves and believe in wolfbloods. They make me me. Hope I can meet them so much. You rule. You gave me a wolf life. I am a wolfblood now! THANK YOU.

  6. Keleen says:

    The world of wolves is big but we are bigger than them. The love of a wolf is stronger than love of anything else. The soul and spirit of a wolf is the purest of all! The wolfblood people in the world are better tan all wolves and human because they are both with more purity than all can ever wish or bring. The wolfblood characters Bobby and Aimee are the purest of all and the richest of wolf. They are the greatest of all in creation. The wolfbloods are the finest creatures of all. Be a wolfblood and live a wolfblood.

  7. Bisma says:

    Definitely agree! I’m so sad maddy rhydian Shannon and tom have not come back yet. I can’t bring myself to even watch season four and five. All my friends that have watched say it’s definitely not as good as the old series and that they miss the old characters and would really want them to come back to the show. Debbie if you are reading this, please convince them to come back I know how popular the show become again if the old characters return. But of course it’s the actors choice if they want to return to the show and your choice whether you think it would be good to have them back! I would really appreciate it if you took into consideration what a lot of us want. Thank you!

  8. Aleah walsh says:

    Ok so I get what you’re saying, some series do end up boring and stale without a little bit of change but not for wolf blood. It was perfectly fine, the viewers we’re great and I can speak for many people when I say we all fell inlove with the thought that maddy and rhydian we’re going to have a future in the show. I understand that it was their choice to leave and I respect their choices because its probably for the better but why did maddy have to leave in 2 and rhydian in 3. What we don’t understand is why did they carry on the series with another 2 seasons, things just weren’t the same without the 4 main characters. Its like having treys anatomy without Grey or harry potter without harry potter what’s the point when there’s nothing to look forward to. I don’t know if any one noticed but when maddy left so did a few of the viewers and when tom, Shannon and especially rhydian left, most of the vieweres just gave up on wolf blood, you can’t take away the main characters and expect to still keep your viewers it doesn’t work like that. The show was about a wolfblood trying to live her life as a normal girl and hide her secret when she finds rhydian (well more like he found her), they go through everything together and just when they fall inlove they’re separated from each other, but then they’re reunited but what happens next, seres the next chapter of their lives, it can’t just end their, they are to perfect for each other to just end. So I think that’s why they ended the show, no MADDY and RHYDIAN no viewers. So if they just find some way to remake a new season of wolfblood WITH MADDY and RHYDIAN and their new chapter I’m pretty sure viewers will sky rocket even more than they did before, I’m one of MADDY and RHYDIANs biggest fans and I really want them to reunite in a real season, it would be awesome. You can’t just leave us in the dark Kelly and bobby (maddy and rhydian) we all love you and miss you on the show so if you ever see this just know I support whatever you decide but try and make another maddy and rhydian season please ❤❤❤❤❤😁 we need you…

  9. Nwenga Didian says:

    Amazing movies doh I was forced to watch it because of Rhydian and Maddy
    I really wanted to see them at d end of movie😭😭😭😭😭😭

  10. Janiyah says:

    I’m very sad they left an I can’t find the new show 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😔😔😔😔😟😟😟😟☹️☹️☹️☹️😢😢

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