No News Is… No News. I Suppose.

Well, we’ve all been waiting for a decision on Wolfblood season six for a while now, so I figured I should say something. Even if I don’t actually have anything to say…

CBBC haven’t commissioned a new season (yet), and all their 2018 shows are already filming. So there won’t be a new season of Wolfblood in 2018.

But they haven’t officially cancelled the show either. So they could come back to me at any moment and ask me to start work on a new season. Though now it wouldn’t be on TV until 2019 at the earliest, of course.

So… we’re in TV limbo. Don’t expect a new season imminently – but on the other hand, it’s not impossible that one might suddenly be commissioned at some point…

In the meantime, five seasons of wolfy fun are being repeated on CBBC (and iPlayer), shown on various channels around the world, and available on DVD. I hope you continue to enjoy them!

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Wolfblood Season Five

At last, I can confirm that season five of Wolfblood will be screened on the CBBC channel from the 27th February 2017. That’s one episode a week, on Mondays at  4:30pm – check times for future episodes, it may vary!

With the secret no longer a secret, the world has changed for Jana, Matei, Selina, TJ and Imara. Suddenly they’re the most visible wolfbloods on the planet, and everyone has an opinion about what they did. Some humans are excited by the reveal of this new species – and some are hostile and scared. As tensions rise on both sides, difficult choices lie ahead…

I really think this season is some of the best work we’re ever done – and sadly, the themes of the series are more relevant to the real world than ever. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

And if you want to remind yourself of the Wolfblood world, remember that the final five episodes of Wolfblood Secrets are on CBBC from Monday 20th February, all week, at 10:20 am!

Wolfblood Secrets

Can’t wait until next year for new episodes of Wolfblood? Well, it’s your lucky day!

Starting on the 21st September CBBC will be broadcasting Wolfblood Secrets, a series of ten mini-episodes bridging the gap between series four and five. Written by Neil Jones, and set just after the secret is revealed to the world, the episodes will introduce a team of government investigators tasked with investigating this new threat, ‘wolfbloods’. One by one, they interview Jana and her friends, trying to find out whether these creatures hiding among us are dangerous…

Five episodes will be broadcast in September, and the final five near the end of February, leading into the next series.

They’re really fun episodes, and I hope you enjoy them!

(NB – if you’re outside the UK and you want to know when/if you can see Wolfblood Secrets, you’ll need to contact CBBC, or your local television channel, and ask them. As always, I don’t know the details of availability in all the different countries Wolfblood is shown in.)

Since a lot of people are asking –  no, Wolfblood Secrets is not happening instead of series five, or replacing the regular series in any way. It’s a one-off extra, just like the secret episode or Jana Bites. Series five will be shown in the spring of 2017, date to be confirmed…

Wolfblood Season Five

I had the great pleasure of appearing at the Hay Festival yesterday, along with Leona Vaughan and director John Dower, to talk about how Wolfblood is written and how the cast, directors and the creative team and crew contribute to the storytelling.

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We also signed copies of the Wolfblood novelisations, and met a lot of fans, many of whom had travelled from all over the country…

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And best of all, we were finally able to announce that a fifth season of Wolfblood has been commissioned! We’re already writing the scripts, and we hope to film in October 2016 for transmission in early 2017. We look forward to bringing you more adventures in the brave new world where the existence of Wolfbloods is public knowledge, and both humans and Wolfbloods have a lot of adjusting to do…

Wolfblood Season Four BAFTA Event

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Excellent day at BAFTA London today, showing the first two episodes of Wolfblood season four to a very excited audience! You can see a lot of the event, including the Q&A, on the BAFTA training site, baftaguru.org, which is full of great information about working in the creative industries.

On Tuesday 8th March, CBBC will be showing the red carpet interviews and the Q&A from the Newcastle event, interspersed with the first two episodes. From the following week, Wolfblood shows two episodes a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Hope you enjoy!

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Wolfblood Season 4 Preview Screening

Though a final transmission date hasn’t been decided yet (we won’t be sure until about a week before transmission) season 4 will probably be hitting your screens some time in March. And if that’s not fast enough for you, you can see the first two episodes at a special screening in London on Saturday 5th March! I’ll be there, with the production team and some of the cast, including Leona Vaughan (Jana), and we’ll be answering questions afterwards.

You can book tickets at http://www.bafta.org/whats-on/bafta-kids-tv-preview-wolfblood-qa . Hope to see some of you there!