Wolfblood FAQ

Welcome to the new updated Wolfblood FAQ! 

Last updated on 15th February 2017.

Questions about – Season Five

When will season five be on television?

In the UK, from 27th February 2017. That’s the CBBC channel, on Mondays, 4:30 pm , though times may vary. Check on the day!

Who’s writing season five?

Wolfblood veterans Matt Sinclair and Neil Jones will be returning, and we’ll be joined by new arrivals Victoria Asare-Archer, Ed Aldridge, and Simon Underwood. Additionally, actress and writer Michelle Gayle (who plays Imara) will be writing an episode.

I’ll be writing four episodes, and everyone else one each, giving us a ten episode season this year.

Who’s in the cast for season five?

As for season four, our lead characters will be Jana, TJ, Matei, Emilia, Selina and Katrina. Plus many other familiar faces, of course…

Will Maddy, Rhydian, Shannon and Tom return to season five? 

The actors who played those roles are too busy to return right now – they’re either studying, or acting in other projects. They’ll always be a huge part of our Wolfblood universe, and who knows, they might return at some point… But not for the fifth season.

Why don’t you just cast new actors and actress to play those characters?

We don’t recast major roles. That’s never convincing, and it’s insulting to the original cast as well as the new cast. Actors aren’t interchangeable objects that can be swapped like light bulbs.

We have occasionally recast very minor roles when it was unavoidable (usually because an actor became unavailable at very short notice), but we would never do it with a major role.

What about Maddy, Rhydian, Shannon and Tom  – can we find out what’s happening to them?

CBBC have produced a terrific webcomic, by Rik Hoskin & Tom Waterhouse, which bridges the gap between seasons 3 and 4 and tells you what Maddy, Rhydian, Tom and Shannon are up to ‘offscreen’. Start reading it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/wolfblood-new-moon-rising  (Please note this can only be accessed from within the UK.)

Beyond that… to be honest, we’re deliberately not making any decisions about where the characters go and what they do next. There’s always the possibility that there will be spin-off books, or even a movie – and if those happen, whoever’s writing them will want a free hand to decide where they’re set and what those characters are doing with their lives.

How many seasons will there be in total?

CBBC makes a decision about whether to commission a new season after each season has been shown in the UK. So we’ll only know about a sixth season once season five has been made and shown. This means we have no idea how long the show will run for.

Questions about: where and when you can see Wolfblood

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

Unfortunately, there’s no point in contacting me to ask about transmission dates for your country, because I don’t get involved with any of that. The TV channel showing Wolfblood makes those decisions, not me. 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),  contact that channel directly, and they should be able to give you an answer.

If you’re watching on Netflix, then obviously, contact Netflix. (Please note, Wolfblood is only available on US Netflix, not Netflix in the UK.)

And of course, 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 a month after transmission (and when the show is repeated, they go back onto iPlayer for a month).

You can now buy season 3 for download from the BBC Store https://store.bbc.com/wolfblood . Presumably seasons 1 & 2 will also be available at some point (but you’ll need to contact BBC Store, not me, with any enquiries about that).

If you live outside the UK, I’m afraid iPlayer won’t work for you, and you’ll have to wait for the show to be shown by your local broadcaster. In the US, individual episodes are available to buy on iTunes, and are also on US Netflix.

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…

But why shouldn’t I watch pirated copes of Wolfblood online? No harm done, right?

Wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.

In order to make future seasons of Wolfblood, we need the money that Disney and other broadcasters pay us for the rights to show the current seasons. If people can watch pirated copies on the web, they won’t watch it when it’s on TV, meaning the viewing figures go down and the broadcasters won’t buy it any more – so there’ll be no more money for us to make new episodes. And that means no more Wolfblood, ever.

Even if you claim you’re going to watch the show online and when it’s on TV, the availability of pirated copies will put broadcasters off buying those seasons in the first place. No broadcaster wants to pay money for something that’s already been splashed all over the internet.

So, if you actually care about Wolfblood, you should be avoiding people who illegally post it on the internet, not supporting them.

What about the motion comic on the CBBC website? It says I can only read it if I live in the UK.

Yes, like the rest of CBBC’s website content, you can only access it from the UK.

Questions about: the show, the cast, and the production process

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 and 2015). At the Children’s BAFTAs, Bobby Lockwood won Best Performer in 2013, and I won Best Writer in 2014.

It has also been nominated for two RTS North-East awards, a Broadcast award, the Prix Jeunesse, a Banff Television Festival award and five other Children’s BAFTAs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The season three writing team won the Children’s Writing award at the British Screenwriters Awards 2015.

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

Seasons 1-3:  it’s A Promise That I Keep, music by Andy Price, lyrics by Klause White, performed by Lisa Knapp.

Season 4: it’s Running With The Wolves, by Aurora. It’s due for release as a single in April 2016.

What’s the song 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! And the instrumental music in the show is written for the show by composer Andy Price. If you have any questions about the instrumental music, you can contact Andy via his website – http://movingimagemusic.com

However, since 90% of music questions are about the track used in ‘Maddy Cool’ – many fans seem to think it’s Sunshine by Toni Cataldi.

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

Do you use real wolves when filming the show?

No. The wolves are computer-animated by our special effects company (Trixter, for seasons 1-3, and Jellyfish for season 4 and 5).

How long does it take to film a season of Wolfblood?

Usually about three months. Then there are many more months of editing, special effects, adding music…

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 five and six working days to shoot an episode, depending on how many moves between locations, how many stunts, and how many complicated scenes there are.

Is there a real village called Stoneybridge? Or a real school called Bradlington High?

No. See the next question…

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, such as those in season 4, are  in nearby Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

How do you do the yellow eyes?

Mostly contact lenses, sometimes CGI (when we actually see them change).

Are you ever going to feature vampires in Wolfblood? What about other supernatural creatures?

Definitely no vampires! Vampires bore me: they’re whiny and self-obsessed. I don’t see what they would add to the show.

At the moment, we have no plans to feature any other supernatural creatures in Wolfblood. We’d rather do one thing well than throw in all kinds of creatures and over-complicate the show.

 

Questions about: DVDs and merchandise

Will there be a DVD release? 

At the moment, there are three sets of DVD releases:

There are  UK DVDs (Region 2) of seasons one to four, available now. In the UK, you can also buy digital downloads from BBC Store.

Season one, two and three DVDs have been released in Germany, and are available in many other countries via Amazon and other online retailers. They can be played with the original English-language soundtrack (original actors’ voices, music, etc), as well as in a dubbed German-language version.

And seasons one to four are available on DVD in the US, available from all the usual retailers. Again, these are available to ship to other countries from Amazon and other online retailers.

What about merchandise?

A range of merchandise is slowly being rolled out. Here’s what’s available so far:

A one-off Wolfblood magazine was released in October 2014. You can still order copies, for delivery to the UK or overseas, from

http://titan.subscribeonline.co.uk/Products/totally

Wolfblood posters in several different designs are available from a number of online retailers. Google “Wolfblood poster” and you’ll get plenty of options.

A Wolfblood mug is available from gb.posters.com, and probably from elsewhere as well. There’s a 2015 calendar,  and children’s pyjamas, produced by Fashion UK, available on Amazon.co.uk and elsewhere.

And inevitably, there are various items of fan-designed unofficial merchandise available on various sites.

Other Wolfblood merchandise is currently being considered. Once I have more information, I’ll update the FAQ. I expect this merchandise will be available by mail order to other countries too – but until we know what it is and which retailers will be stocking it, we just don’t know.

Are there Wolfblood books?

Novelisations (book versions of the TV episodes) of seasons 1 – 4 are out now, and can be bought online and from all the normal booksellers.

Will there ever be a Wolfblood movie?

There has been some discussion of a movie, but so far, there are no firm plans for one. If that changes, I’ll update the FAQ.

Questions about: appearing in Wolfblood, writing for Wolfblood, and careers in the television industry

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

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. And if you don’t – well, your first task is to get an agent!

And remember, acting is a long game, and setting your heart on appearing in one particular show probably isn’t wise. Concentrate on creating a career for yourself, not just getting a role on Wolfblood.

Please note – I get a lot of messages from people telling me at great length how brilliant they are and what their drama teacher says about them and how many plays they’ve been in… Sorry, but you’re telling the wrong person. I don’t make the casting decisions. That’s the job of the casting director, and I stand back and let them do their job.

How do I become an actor? And how do I get an agent? Any tips?

Obviously I’m a writer, not an actor, so I have no direct experience of this, but… Join a youth theatre or a Saturday drama class. Look for ones that put on plays, not song-and-dance showcases. Join an amateur dramatics group, they’re often eager for younger members. Check out local colleges: film students often need actors for their short films. Basically, find any opportunity you can to perform in public.

Once you have some experience, you can invite agents to come see you perform, and they may agree to become your agent. The first few will probably say no, so keep going. There’s good advice on choosing an agent here – http://www.dramaclasses.biz/how-to-get-an-acting-agent-children

And bear in mind: in order to succeed, you need to work harder and be more dedicated than the thousands of other youngsters who also want to act. You’ve going to have to take the initiative, search for opportunities – build your career yourself, not sit around waiting for a golden opportunity to fall into your lap.

You’re also going to have to work your way up from the bottom. That means playing roles you don’t enjoy, in crummy theatres or unpaid student films, providing your own costumes and paying for your own meals. There’s precious little glamour at any level of the industry, and none whatsoever when you’re starting out! But if you’re dedicated and determined enough, you might just make it…

I live outside Britain – do I have any chance of getting a role in the series?

Honestly? That’s not going to happen. Like any other profession, you can’t just turn up in the UK and start working: you have to have the legal right to live here and work here. Unless you have UK or EU citizenship, or some other legal right to work in the UK, it would be against the law for us to cast you in the show. So you should concentrate on building an acting career in your own country.

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.

I’m a writer – how would I go about getting a job writing Wolfblood?

If you’re an experienced writer with previous TV or film credits, get your agent to contact CBBC in the usual way.

If you don’t have an agent or previous experience, your best way to get noticed is via BBC Writers Room, who hold  ‘open calls’ for scripts by new writers every few months. If you send in your script and they like it, they might recommend you to write for Wolfblood (or some other show). Follow the directions on their site http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

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

Check out this post

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

I have ideas for episodes/ plot lines you could use in future seasons/ Wolfblood fan fiction: 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. There have been cases with other shows where fans have sued the show for ‘stealing’ ideas from their fan fiction, or from episode ideas they’ve sent in without being asked. The best defence we have have against that is never to read any ideas submitted by anyone outside the show.

So none of us are allowed to read any suggestions, ideas, plot suggestions, 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! So please don’t send anything, via this blog or anywhere else.

Questions about: fan mail, contacting the cast

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.

Can you pass on a message to the cast for me?

Unfortunately not, because of the sheer number of people who ask. I get asked this 250 – 300 times a year, and not only would I never remember all those messages, it would take days for me to recite them all to the cast!

So how can I contact the cast?

Apart from the fan mail address, above? They’re all on Twitter, some have Instagram accounts… You’ll probably be able to find them on various social media.

 

Questions about: previous episodes, characters and backstory

Can wolfbloods have human children, and vice versa? What if a wolfblood and a human have children together?

Being a wolfblood is genetic, so if a wolfblood and a human had children together, the child would either inherit the wolfblood gene and be a wolfblood, or inherit the human gene and be human. And theoretically, I suppose a gene could lie dormant and then manifest in a future generation, so in theory, someone could unexpectedly have a wolfblood child…

What happens to the characters’ clothes when they transform?

CBBC rules forbid us to show the characters naked, or even imply that they’re naked offscreen. So we have to pretend that the clothes somehow vanish with them and then reappear. Of course it makes no logical sense, really, but we have no other option.

In the third season episode “The Dark Of The Rune”, all Wolfbloods in the world fall into a coma due to a mysterious comet. Our heroes find a solution – but what about Maddy and her parents in Canada, and all the other Wolfbloods worldwide? What happened to them?

I didn’t write that episode, but my understanding is that the solution our characters find puts a kind of ‘shield’ around the comet, cutting off its effects all across the planet. So basically, everyone else woke up at the same time Rhydian and Jana did.

Do you write differently for children than for adults? Do you ever think “Oh, we can’t do that in a children’s show”?

Not really, no. Any story you can tell to adults, you can tell to children. You just tell it a little differently. Over the years, we’ve dealt with parental abandonment, bullying, emotional abuse within families, the care system, and Shannon being wrongly sent to a psychiatrist – all pretty serious topics. it’s a just a question of how you present the subject within the story.

How did Maddy’s parents meet? 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 in real life?

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…)

What’s your favourite episode? Your favourite character?

People keep asking me these questions, and weirdly, 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.

Which character is most like you?

None of the characters is exactly like me, but I suppose the closest to me as a teenager is Shannon…

Questions about: leaving comments and questions on this site

I posted a comment in the comments section, below, and it hasn’t appeared yet!

I moderate every comment before it becomes visible to the public. I might do that quickly, or I might not do it for several hours. So be patient…

What are the do’s and don’ts for leaving questions here?

– 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 clearly and briefly…

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

– DO be realistic about whether I can actually do what you’re asking (let alone whether I should!)  I’ve had people ask me to get them an acting agent, help them direct their first movie, help them get their novel published, and even get them 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…

83 comments on “Wolfblood FAQ

  1. Demelza Mason says:

    This is a bit of a weird question, but something i was just thinking about. Can a pregnant wolfblood still transform? Because if they can, then surely the baby becomes a cub (or is it pup?), and so a woolfblood first transformation is technically before they were born? Also, if this is the case, what would happen if a baby was born on a full moon, and so be a cub at birth- would they then not be able to change to human and have to live life as a wolf until their old enough to transform? Weird questions, I know, but I was just wondering!

    • debbiemoon says:

      I think that, for the logic to hold up, we’d have to say Wolfbloods can’t transform while pregnant, and don’t give birth on a full moon…

      • Sable says:

        On that note, how long is the gestation period for Wolfbloods? I know this next one is even weirder than the initial post, but do Wolfbloods prefer to remain in human form or wolf form when, um, doing the pup thing? And when they’re done, does it not matter what form they’re in if they’re pregnant? It’ll be born in human form no matter what state they were in during the time it was made? And that’s why Wolfbloods don’t have litters like regular wolves? So many burning questions!

      • debbiemoon says:

        Well, since this is a children’s show, I think we shouldn’t delve too deeply into the business of making babies… 🙂 I think we can assume that the embryo starts off human and stays that way until birth (and beyond), in order to fit with the “can’t transform until approximately 14” rule. Same gestation period, and no litters (no room in there!)

      • Demelza Mason says:

        That makes sense- although it sounds very harsh on the female wolfbloods- it was bad enough for Meinir to loose her wolf for one full moon, let alone nine! And Thank you for the quick reply

      • Demelza Mason says:

        Well this conversation got very… biological, very quickly 🙂
        All great questions though- although I bet wolfbloods would curse their biology for this one- imagine how much easier it would be to give birth as a wolf (especially if there’s only one) than as a human! Still, you have to pay a price for superb hearing, eyesight and sense of smell i suppose- even if it is just the females paying it!! 🙂

      • Wolfbloodlove says:

        I was wondering how close in age are emilia and youngest cubs from the wild pack The ones that were held captive by Kincaid thank you for answering my questions again

      • debbiemoon says:

        Emilia’s about three years older than them.

      • Sable says:

        Yes yes, quite right. No baby talk. I was trying to be as subtle as I could without muddling the question. This next question is quite the bit more tame and technical. What’s the reason we don’t see the Wolfbloods transform more often, even when just running? The secret’s out so there’s no need to hide. In universe, my guess is they don’t want to be mistaken for a regular wolf or big dog and get shot or something. The meta reason I’m guessing is that there isn’t enough room in the budget for all that CGI animation all the time combined with the actors needing enough screen time to dispense exposition and plot relevant dialogue that can’t be done as wolves.

      • debbiemoon says:

        As you say, we don’t have the money for any more CGI .

  2. Sophie says:

    Watched Wolfblood today, O-M-G, it’s AMAZINGGGG! I have a question… You’re the creator, right? So, do you have contact with the cast & crew or not? Or, like, do you help write the scripts?

  3. Hussam Khan says:

    why did Selina’s family have to move? They are not affliated with Segolia

  4. Brady koehler says:

    Has season five of wolfblood already been released?

  5. Julia says:

    Spoilers ahead/below!
    Ok so Aran has just left and after watching that episode it’s clear To see that there was a bond between Jana and Aran- although Aran was turned down by Jana previously (season 4 episode 10) and although there’s the age gap- I’m still wondering if there’s still a chance in the future that Aran and Jana will be together as Alphas? It seems too natural to be a fraternal love, and Jana is roughly 18 now so it’s not so bad? It feels that matei and Jana aren’t really well suited nor is it logical when you compare it to Aran and Jana- and Aran is only in it a few episodes a series and he had a much bigger impact on Jana than Matei ever does! There’s always been a subconscious attraction between Aran and Jana I believe but now it seems to be that Jana appears more keen- especially as she’s emotionally vulnerable and needs security from someone who understands her which is Aran personally and not Matei…
    Also I am really shocked amazed proud and just in awe of the development of the relationship between human and wolfbloods. There’s always been the tension of humans joining a wolfblood pack- stressed by a wild wolfblood or humans isolated from wolfblood events etc- yet it felt straight away that Katrina is the alpha of Robyn- just by the fact that Robyn took orders from Katrina and she works for Katrina etc- it’s subtle yet gives humans a whole different kind of equality- packs aren’t just for wolfbloods, they’re for everyone who needs to belong and it’s a highly commendable and beautiful thing!
    Thank you for reading I’m sorry if it’s a bit of a rant- my nerves are in shreds and emotions are so high after watching wolfblood- it makes the entire week worthwhile especially during revision for A levels!
    Take care!

    • debbiemoon says:

      I think Jana thinks of Aran more as a brother than anything else (though he’d like things to be different). So I don’t really see anything happening there.
      It’s always been really important to me that Wolfblood is about everyone learning to live together as a pack – human or Wolfblood. As the divisions between Wolfbloods and humans seem to become even greater during series 5, that will be even more important!
      And good luck with the A levels!!

  6. El says:

    This probably counts as ~spoilers~ but worth a shot – will we be seeing any more of the wild pack in this season? Aran and/or Alric specifically? I always loved the wild pack and they were my two favourites!
    I’m loving the new season so far, by the way! Such an intense and engaging new era of the show.

  7. Demelza Mason says:

    Hello again! I’ve just watched fhe latest episode, and thought it was amazing! I was just wondering, now that the series is becoming a bit more segolia/science based again, will Doctor Whitewood make any appearances? Because she’s presumably lost her job now (again)? Don’t know if This counts as spoilers 🙂

  8. It doesn't even matter says:

    Always wondered, when the Wolfblood characters are running are the actors just running at nornal speed, and why does it sometimes lag? Also, where was this ‘manor’ location filmed at?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Mostly the actors are running as fast as they can, and the footage is processed in some clever way to make it look faster…

      Not sure about the manor (wasn’t there for that). I’ll see if I can find out…

      • It doesn't even matter says:

        Good thing I’m not an actor for a wolfblood, I’ll run out of breath quickly, plus I’m slow.

      • Wolfbloodlove says:

        I was wondering how old is Hafren the wild wolfblood that appeared in s05e02? also was that emilia that she hugged and I thought it was interesting how the wild pack is losing their fear of fire

      • debbiemoon says:

        In her twenties, I suppose.
        No spoilers.
        You’re assuming that was the wild pack. It may not be… 😏

  9. Humera says:

    Hi,
    Loving the new season so far 🙂
    When Emilia survived the fire that her parents died in, does that mean that she has mastered her fear of fire?
    Also, how can wolfbloods master their fear of fire?
    Thanks

    • debbiemoon says:

      Emilia has overcome her fear, Yes.
      The same way as anyone overcomes a fear, really: gradually exposing themselves to the thing they fear and learning to deal with it.

  10. Hussam Khan says:

    At the begiining of episode 2, which wolves surronded the white wolfblood?

  11. It doesn't even matter says:

    I wanna know, is anyone in the show, season 1-5, based on any real people, or are they all 100% fictional?

  12. Hussam Khan says:

    Before the secret was exposed, how would wolfbloods who haven’t starting transforming get better without a hospital (e.g. broken leg)

  13. hi peeps says:

    are matei covaci and emilia covaci romanian names ?

  14. Fred says:

    Hi! I have one question: how come Jana didn’t recognize the white wolf, when she came from the wild pack? She surely must have seen her before (I don’t know how to spell her name, but she even talked about the “old Jana”, so they must have known each other for a very long time).

    Thanks!

    • debbiemoon says:

      Even in the wild pack, there’s a certain amount of coming and going. Especially with the upheaval after the secret came out. Meinir arrived during that time.

      • Fred says:

        I’m sorry, but I’m not sure I understood the answer. If she (not Meinir, the other wolf – Hafren or something like that?) talked about “the old Jana”, doesn’t that mean she knew Jana before she even went away from her pack in the second series?

        I have one more question, regarding something from episode 3. Werent’ wolfbloods able to tell when someone was lying to them? (in the first episode of wolfbood secrets Jana mentioned that she could use many physiological cues to do that). Shouldn’t they (or at least her) have been able to tell if Hartington was lying about Imara or not?

        Thanks!!

      • debbiemoon says:

        I feel she was saying that Aran knew the old Jana, rather than that she did… Or maybe it’s just a huge great plothole!
        They can, but in this instance they’re angry and scared, and not concentrating on his behaviour. Basically Hartington panics them into acting rather than thinking.

  15. Hi wolf says:

    was the trap for Hartington in episode 3 a real trap? Like did they actually have to pull it really hard or did they use something else?

  16. It deesn't even matter says:

    I was nearly laughing when he said that place was Sheffield. What made you choose Sheffield anyway? And is going to be a ‘no spoilers’ question if I asked if that was true? Also, how do come up with these weird names?

    • debbiemoon says:

      We just needed somewhere in the middle of the country, reasonably near Newcastle.
      A lot of the ancient Wolfblood words are based either on Welsh or on Early English.

      • It deesn't even matter says:

        By based, do you mean they follow the style of the words or do they mean anything?

        And what that potential ‘spoiler’ question?

      • debbiemoon says:

        They’re variations on Welsh (or other languages). So yes, they have meanings.
        I don’t understand the other question? If what was true?

  17. Ryan Lee says:

    Hey Debbie, the wolfbloods must be in terrible danger since someone is out to destroy them worse than Kincaid tried right?

  18. It deesn't even matter says:

    Had to make a new comment. I’m asking whether what Hartington said about the place being Sheffield was true or not, even though I have a feeling you’re going to say ‘no spoilers’.

  19. It deesn't even matter says:

    New comment again, I guess comment stacks can be 4 commments long, but I guess whiever did the subtitles got it wrong then.

  20. #WOLFBLOOD2017 says:

    Is the actress who play Selina (Rukku Nahar) muslim in real life?

  21. #WOLFBLOOD2017 says:

    How would the character Selina be able to pray as she is on these awesome adventures.

    • debbiemoon says:

      Well, I’m no expert, but – my understanding is that you’re allowed to miss prayers in case of an emergency. Which many of these adventures would qualify as. And of course, we only show the exciting days: there would be many, many days where nothing much happened and Selina would be able to keep to her prayer routine.

  22. It deesn't even matter says:

    I wanted to know something, if you weren’t able to make a new series (not specifically that it is series 6) for whatever reason, would you post what would happen in that series briefly, especially if the last episode of the last series was either a cliffhanger or did something to set up the next series (i.e. the end of series 4)?

    • debbiemoon says:

      I don’t start thinking about the story for the next series until CBBC commission it. And most of the specifics are thrashed out in the writer’s room anyway. So there wouldn’t be anything to post.

  23. Amareo morrison says:

    Would a wolfblood get sick if it ate raw meat

  24. Hussam Khan says:

    Wouldn’t some of the Wild Wolfbloods beliefs contradict with certain religions like Islam?

    Did Rukku Nahar have to learn taekwondo before she appeared in Wolfblood

    Can’t wait to her fight in EP 4

  25. jatei4life says:

    I know you are probably going to say “no spoilers” but will there be anything about Matei and Jana? Cos it’s nearly episode 5 already, halfway through the series, but nothing has really gone on..so yeah thanks for answering

  26. Demelza Mason says:

    This might be a strange question to ask someone who writes a show about wolves, but are you a dog person or a cat person?

  27. Fred says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say the fourth episode was awesome!! It had a great pace, kept you worried, but it also gave you hope that if people like Hannah can accept wolfbloods, then more and more people will eventually do so too. This series is so tense so far! And so different from all the other ones. I hope it gets renewed once again, to see where you go with the next one!

  28. julia says:

    spoilers ahead!!

    I wasn’t surprised at how well, you and the writing team pulled off the latest episode of wolfblood. I stopped being impressed around series 2, because whenever you write an episode with such character development, insight and power- with a motif that mirrors the society and culture of not just the UK but worldwide today, I just roll my eyes and think- here we go again!

    I nearly cried watching the scenes of Hannah (I’m not normally an emotional teenager, but when you see such humane beauty in a world so broken, it’s hard not to immerse yourself- heart and mind). We had witnessed her before, we had developed an opinion of her, yet she felt kinda two dimensional in previous episodes. However, of course this is wolfblood so no character is two dimensional (except Sam who never got a storyline (the only shame about wolfblood actually!)).

    Hannah felt a bit like Liam in a way- he initially wasn’t to be trusted, he was in the sidelines, yet his character developed, and we got to see another side of him and thus created an emotional attachment to Liam that was mirrored by his character becoming more significant in the Wolfblood world. Hannah I don’t know if she’s to be trusted (this is wolfblood after all, and as a whole I have trust issues with all the characters (except Jeffries obviously- he is more like a lost puppy than all of the wolfbloods put together!), however the way Hannah ‘hated’ Selina, it felt really raw and really real. Hannah wasn’t some bully who hated wolfbloods, Hannah was an insecure teen, craving for acceptance and to claim something for herself. So many people say bullies hate because they’re jealous or insecure, but Hannah showed that she bullied because she cared too much and no doubt she was lonely because her ‘pack’ was pack full of hate, and underestimation for who she really was. Hannah I feel has a really complex background, and personality and I feel that she could be part of the pack (if only Matei and TJ would wake up and realize Hannah wants a belonging and not an actual fight!).

    What I really love about Wolfblood, is that its a show where it proves stereotypes wrong, it shows there are no bad people: here’s people who are afraid, people who are selfish, people who are curious. (though Kyle Weathers for me is an exception- he was horrible to Shannon, underestimated Steve and exploited Jo for his own gains). Hannah shows that ‘bullies’ are actually good people deep down, and shows that people make mistakes. Hannah isn’t a two dimensional robot, but she developed in the space of ten minutes (like seriously when does that ever happen in a kids show?!). Even if Hannah was actually against wolfbloods, my perception of her wouldn’t change because we saw a softer side, and more raw and gritty part of her that actually is really relatable to anyone, and that integrity is something that made me feel uncomfortable to watch as reality sunk in of how true her feelings are in real life with real people.

    can I just say, Jeffries was personally his funniest he’s ever been in the entire 4 seasons and a bit of wolfblood (though the ‘black belt in origami’ phrase in leader of the pack is just one of the greatest lines Jeffries has ever said!). After the heaviness of the main storyline, there’s still such an awesome balance of comedy and action that it makes it even more engaging (I’d never thought I’d see the day when Jeffries said ‘sunshine’! Even Jeffries has developed, and refuses to just be seen as a human, but he’s the member of the pack. I love how he claims wolfbloods and humans are different personality wise, yet he contradicts himself! even then it proves how equal wolfbloods are deep down to humans). Plus it’s great to her Jana say ‘Sir’ again, because it brings back the nostalgia of Stonybridge!

    it was really interesting by the fact that wolfbloods couldn’t go to the police- it really raised the idea of discrimination, it was extremely scary in a way because our society is so liberal in many aspects compared to others, and to watch our society in wolfblood, go back a 100 years in treatment to wolfbloods- it gave so much insight and was so cleverly done… I wish international politicians and religious groups would watch wolfblood- because im sure there’s a lot they could learn from Wolfblood when it comes to the human condition and how people should be treated not just judged…

    I also want to say how wonderful it is on how you’re dealing with Jana’s condition- even in each episode, Jana develops just a bit more- whether that’s to isolate herself from her pack, to want to find Hartington, or go back to a normal routine- the consequences of telling the world she’s a wolfblood, hasn’t left her and that keeps developing her character (it’s amazing to just watch the episode the girl from nowhere- its crazy to believe that Jana was a wild wolfblood, disliked by a cautious/ slightly jealous Maddy, mocked and judged by Katrina, pining after Rhydian and obeying to her fathers rule in a world she doesn’t even know!).

    I’m really interested in how Katrina is actually going to tell Robyn Jana is saying more permanently (well if she does, though I wouldn’t be surprised if that didn’t occur…), I don’t want to make too many presumptions but well Katrina keeps mentioning how intimidating Robyn is over the last few episodes, and it seems the wolfblood has made quite the impression…

    sorry, season 5 episode 4 mini praise/ review over! Though I have a few questions:

    1.) as wolfbloods have a ‘talent’, such as Mads and her photography, Ceri and her healing- what is Alrics? Does Aran have a wolfblood talent?

    2.) Why does Hannah have a more London accent, as well as TJ, and most of the cast having an accent that isn’t Northern? it makes sense if Jeffries and Imara and the adults don’t have a northern accent, but wouldn’t people who live in Newcastle, speak northern if they’ve grown up there?
    3.) why didn’t Imara give Hartington an empty file or a fake USB stick instead of all the archives of every wolfblood in the UK? Hartington didn’t know what the USB contained when he took it, so imara basically just caused all of this by actually being honest and keeping her side of the deal. (shows that honesty isn’t always the best idea!!!)

    thank you for reading, I apologize for the length. Wolfblood episodes may only be 30minutes long, but it sure has insight and depth that keeps challenging the way we think in the modern world!
    take care
    kindest regards Julia

    • debbiemoon says:

      Glad you’re enjoying it! And so much exciting stuff still to come…
      1) I’m not sure we’ve ever seen Aran’s talent. Perhaps we can explore that at some point in the future…
      2) Honestly, that’s just down to who we cast. Though I suppose we never actually said that Selina and TJ have both spent their whole lives in Newcastle… Maybe there’s room for a backstory that would explain the accents!
      3) Imara knows that, if it was her, she’d want to plug the USB drive into something and check before handing over her hostage. She’d assume Hartington would do the same. Indeed, he might have planned to, before they were interrupted by Jana…

  29. Hussam Khan says:

    OK so I have a few questions….
    1) How would you think Katrina and Jeffries would react if they were a wolfblood
    2) If something happened on Eid (muslim celebration) would Selina race to help her friends
    3) Where did you get the idea of the Kafe
    4) Will we ever find out if Shannon got another job
    5) Can people with a physical disability be wolfbloods?

    Thanks so much! Sorry that i keep on metioning Selina, it is just that I’m a muslim and I just love the idea of there being a muslim wolfblood!!

    • debbiemoon says:

      1) if they’d been born Wolfbloods, they’d be very different people, so it’s hard to say
      2) If it was a matter of life and death, I suppose she would
      3) The Kafe came up in the writers room for series 3. I don’t really remember exactly how…
      4) if it was related to a story we wanted to tell, perhaps
      5) yes, of course

  30. Kelly says:

    will there be a hint of Jana and Matei???????????????

  31. Kelly says:

    will there be an official couple at the end of the series

  32. Sup Guys says:

    In episode 3, Jana asks for material and Selina looks really worried about taking off her hijab but then Matei realises that and gives his scarf instead. I know you didn’t write that episode , but was that intentionaly about raising awareness of the hijab? cos if it was then that is just so amazing, never thought I would see that in kid’s show – muslims should never be forced to remove their hijab and it’s great that you’ve found a way to show that in Wolfblood – not many shows do! It was so nice of Matei to do that , everyone needs a friend like him! I’m a muslim myself , and I was watching it with my non – muslim friend and she said “Everyone should treat you like Matei treated Selina,” Thank you sooooo much for including that , I think you’ve made a lot of people think hard. I love wolfblood so much , it’s not like a boring everyday life kids show , it has its hidden meanings and lots to teach kids as well as awesome plot and a great storyline.Everyone who is part of Wolfblood should be really proud of themselves!!

    • debbiemoon says:

      Thanks! Yes, that moment was filmed exactly as Michelle Gayle wrote it in her script, and I know it’s a point she was eager to make. A lovely piece of writing, I think…

  33. Hussam Khan says:

    So we know that the plots for Wolfblood are related to the real world, did you guys think about the issue of how Islam is (I know Michelle Gayle has) have you or any other of the wolfblood writers thought about writing about this.

    I’m a Muslim so I would love to see your views on this!!!

    • debbiemoon says:

      Obviously the current climate of Islamaphobia was very much on our minds when we wrote this season – along with racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and all the other prejudices in the world.

      As for talking more about Islam in the show – I’m definitely open to it, but we’d have to find a story where it really related to being a Wolfblood, and also gave us enough thrills and fun to fill up a whole episode. Many good topics for episodes have been abandoned because, although they might have made a great episode of some other show, they just didn’t relate to being a Wolfblood, and to our main characters. So it’s a question of finding the right idea and the right story…

  34. Hussam Khan says:

    I didn’t even need to read the plot for the latest episode as with Wolfblood, you know it’s going to be good whatever happens.
    I was shocked when Hannah abandoned the Wolfbloods, her and Selina was really good friends. I definitely think Katrina’s grandad is up to something and who knows what going to happen with the pack..

    Anyway… One question.
    Since you’re the writer for this show do you come up with new characters or from your writing colleagues? Do you adapt the idea of new characters like: “A Muslim would be good as there are loads around urban areas” or “The relationship of brother and sister in foster care”

    Can’t wait to tune in on Monday, I KNOW it’s gonna be awesome!

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