Wolfblood FAQ

Welcome to the new updated Wolfblood FAQ! 

Last updated on 5th October 2016.

Questions about – Season Five

Will there be a fifth season?

Yes, there will! Filming started on the 3rd of October, and will continue until mid-December.

When will season five be on television?

Probably early in 2017 (in the UK) but that’s not confirmed yet.

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 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


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


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


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


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…

68 comments on “Wolfblood FAQ

  1. Rachel says:

    Who looks after the cubs. Gwyn and Cadwr. They were close to Jana and the wild pack. If packs are so close how has she forgotten about them and more interested in city life.

  2. Kelly says:

    I was wondering about wolfblood babies. What have wolfblood parents done with their newborns during the full moon? Babies have to be fed every 2 hours or so for the first few months. And what if they go into labor as a wolf? Sorry, just had a baby myself and can’t help wondering.

    • debbiemoon says:

      Presumably nature has compensated for all that: perhaps Wolfblood babies don’t have to be fed so often, perhaps labour just doesn’t happen when you’re in wolf form…

  3. Josh says:

    Is the Reason that we are only getting a 10 episode season this year down to wolfblood secrets taking some of the budget or is it for other reasons just wondering

  4. Hussam Khan says:

    Two questions:
    1) Do the cast get to take home certain items (I.e. Selina’s hijab)?
    2) Has filming started for series 5?

  5. Hussam Khan says:

    Why are you filming 10 episodes this season (is it the final series) and are all main 6 characters from season 4 (Jana, TJ, Selina, Matei, Emilia and Katrina) are in season 5?

  6. Francesca Lavin says:

    How do you spell enouwian? The thing that Gerwyn gets granted. And how do you spell broider? When Meiner challenged Jana?

  7. My name is not yo biz says:

    Hi, have you ever considered asking Bobby and Aimee to check their calendars and ask their Agents to consider having them back in the show?

    Apologies if you get this question a lot.

  8. Christine says:

    Hi, I can’t see this anywhere so don’t think it’s been asked. How long does it take for you to write one episode? When you split the series between different writers do you give them bits to write that need to go in to link with other episodes? And lastly although you don’t know until after the current season ends if you get to do another series do you find yourself writing ideas and stories for the characters anyway or do you wait until you know for sure? Thank you!

  9. It doesn't even matter says:

    Hi, erm, love the show. Got into it from the first episode and watched the entire first series. Started to watch the second but somehow I got out of it and forgot about it, but I’m back into it now🙂. But something has troubled me, if the Wolfbloods movrd away from humans, why did they move back, and especially to Sydney (I need to catch up on series 2-4 so I don’t know when they moved there and why, so please tell when that was)? Also in the FAQ there was a web comic, where is that?

    Some questions about the scripts:
    1. How many pages are they usually?
    2. Do you plan everything a few episodes ahead or do ypu make it up as you go along?

    Two questions about series 5:
    When and where will we find out about it’s release date first?
    Also will we expect a number of surprises?

    Oh, and if there is any, which I guess there’d be plenty of, have you seen any fan art?

  10. John the KlingonWriter says:

    To add to the question about weather it’s on Netflix, the answer for US Netflix is yes. But Series 1-3 and they’re scheduled to be removed from US Netflix this Saturday, October 15th.

    Gotta say I’m loving the show. Can’t wait until Series 5. Won’t mentioned how I saw series 4… I’ll just say sorry.

  11. It doesn't even matter says:

    Oh, look exactly similar, kinda fooled me, was that series 2? But still, why would most Wolfbloods move back into human society?

  12. Dean Seneca says:

    Hi Debbie I was wondering if it was possible if Jana and Rhydian will ever meet again along with Maddy. and second question is, was that Maddy at the end of season 3 when Rhydian says “Maddy”?

    • debbiemoon says:

      Yes, that was Maddy at the end of season three. (Why else would he have said “Maddy”?)

      As you can see from that, Maddy and Rhydian are together right now, offscreen. But, as I make clear in the FAQ, the actors who play those characters have left the show, so we’re not going to see them onscreen with Jana any time soon.

      • Dean says:

        Debbie. What was Maddy watching in season 1 episode 1 near the beginning with the ominous music? Was that an actual movie ? and will we ever see a cameo of Maddy’s parents again.

      • debbiemoon says:

        I expect the designers made some fake credits and fake music, rather than using a real movie.
        Perhaps, if there was a role in the plot for them to play. But not in the current season.

  13. It doesn't even matter says:

    Some questions:
    1. Will Wolfblood Secrets affect Season 5?
    2. Will you ever include a blood moon?
    3. What was Jana watching on TV on that season 3 episode?

    • debbiemoon says:

      1) Well, yes…
      2) maybe…
      3) You’re going to have to be much more specific. Which episode?

      • It doesn't even matter says:

        1. I’ll watch them all then.
        2. I know it was a season three episode with Jana and someone (I can’t remember the name) inside the house and there was several explosions.

  14. Hussam Khan says:

    Are wolfbloods spread across the world (e.g. Pakistan) and can they live in poverty?

  15. Hussam Khan says:

    How long does it take to film the WHOLE series (2 months + ?)

  16. FrostMoon127 says:

    Could you give me a list of all the content in-between seasons
    Like i know jana bites is in-between
    seasons 2&3
    So could you give me a list of all the between season content
    Including actual episodes & the video comics like hunters moon
    (Also could you please arrange them in the order in which they proggressed story-wise) Thanks!🙂

  17. cassidy says:

    How many more episodes to go now and will Maddy and rhydian come back of this

  18. Fran says:

    Is any of season 5 going to be set in Stoney Bridge? Loving Wolfblood Secrets so far by the way!

  19. BoredTherian says:

    Hi Debbie
    I was wondering if there was anywhere I could get the yellow colour contacts sometimes used in the episodes?
    Thanks BT

  20. Grace says:

    Does the moon have to be 100% full for them to turn, or can it be like 99% full? Just wondering since “full moons” can last a week but only one day is completely full.

  21. Abby says:

    Why did Wolfblood leave Netflix? It’s such a great show!😢

  22. Abby says:

    Hey why IS Wolfblood leaving Netflix and will it ever come back on?

  23. Abby Simms says:

    Why did Wolfblood leave Netflix and will it come back if it does?

  24. Abby Simms says:

    Why did wolf blood leave Netflix and will it ever come back?

  25. Abby Simms says:

    Sorry Debbie I didn’t know it came in so many times my computer kept crashing but I only posted it once

  26. There was no more sneak peaks of wolfblood secrets episodes does that mean the 5th one was the final one or will there be more later on in the near future.

    Plus I saw some folks sharing you tube links on wolfblood episodes on facebook I said to them they shouldn’t because it puts the true broadcasting of the series at risk even shared a link to your FAQ and what you said but they replied to me that you’d given them permission to view it and given permission to the uploader to upload it, didn’t seem right to me 0.o

  27. no_name says:

    Will we ever find out what exactly happened to Kincaid? If not, could you tell us?

  28. Jamie says:

    I was wondering about something I came across, I was on the “fandom wiki” or something and it said above Jana’s image “Jana (Vilkas)” and just wanted to know what Vilkas meant, sorry for any trouble if you can’t help me and thanks for your time!

  29. howl-it-with-me-now! says:

    hello! ok so like I’ve been committed to wolfblood since it first came out (when I was 12) and its basically defined my entire childhood- and every season you have always added diversity (that’s why I think so many of us and the BBC and you and the wolfblood crew- basically everyone is so proud of wolfblood and can say ‘yessss wolfblood rocks, its a coming of age for all ages’), and in a way a bit like buffy (I must admit wolfblood prepared me for buffy when I was 15, and it was wonderful to see the links like in season 4 with the initiative and season 3-4 with segolia, mads being like buffy and Shannon being a bit like willow with the magic and obsessions, although perhaps jana seeing as she has to control the wolf, then gets the morwal, nearly damages lives and exposes the secret- like willow nearly kills dawn in season 6 episode 10.

    Anyways, (sorry just lost what I was saying..), I am really excited (been excited ever since you said that you’d introduce gay characters if season 5 was confirmed) that there will gay character (s? more than one person whos in LGBT+ community or not?)-

    I know there can’t be any spoilers (you’ve said that from day one which ive always loved- you care about us, and want us to enjoy the show thus the ‘as always no spoilers’ is really a reminder of how much you care and that’s wonderful! )
    but I am interested to know if the character is male or female (or other) and I am interested to know- was it hard to include a gay character in a childrens show?
    (im extremely grateful that you’ve included a gay character because well you’re representing those
    who are in the minorities (including me!) and gives us a voice (even though you already have done through other representations in society in wolfblood)- makes us not feel as alone, and tackles issues of homophobia too- just by raising awareness,
    it was a wonderful thing when last year I made my dad watch wolfblood (well I force him anyways even though he does complain that’ I’m 16 and should be partying instead of watching CBBC and writing poetry’) and they are rather ‘old fashioned’ in terms of being islamphobic (especially with what’s been happening on the news) and they thought that muslims lived in certain areas, went to muslim only schools and didn’t mix with other religions etc- muslims to them were alien (which is a ridiculous thought though that’s my opinion- everyone deserves to be who they are in life) and after watching Selina for the first time he groaned and was like ‘of course wolfblood had to do this, it is always trying to signify the minority groups to fit in with the crowd’- but after a while he really like connected with her and her family and it was a beautiful thing to watch because (although my dad prefers mads and the pack to Jana’s crew) he was really able to see that people are people for what they do and feel and believe in- and that just because someone’s different doesn’t mean they aren’t as important as someone who’s perceived to be the ‘white british stereotype’ so thank you for helping to change my dads views! though I don’t think id let him watch season 5 for some people are just too abusive and intolerant of the gay community thus why wolfblood is so beautiful- you’ve literally made so many people who are hiding parts of who they are, who have secrets, lonely and facing with the stress of life feel like they belong, wolfblood feels more like a community now, a civilisation of a fictional world and something so damn relatable! ive always been the average one, the secretive one, the geek, the freak and wolfblood is the only closure- the only thing that just shows that theres hope for the world. its perfect. truly.
    sorry for my life story by the way, I dunno I think ive asked tons of questions over the years and it feels more natural writing to you (I suppose that ive grown up a bit and become more expressive in writing seeing as I am not a speaker) so I apologise if you find this boring or just long, but honestly you are my role model in so many ways and an icon for writing and just showing the world that you can change lives for the better! sorry if my questions don’t make sense (if you can find them in this pit of words) and really thank you ever so much for reading this, its exhilarating to know you know my existence!
    kindest regards Julia

    • debbiemoon says:

      So glad you feel the show is representing you and showing your life (but, well, hairier!) It’s very important to me that my work shows the human race as it actually is – male and female, black white and brown, gay and straight and every other variation. And on the whole, CBBC have an admirable commitment to doing that. They’ve not been as good, historically, at showing non-heterosexual characters, but things are changing, slowly…

  30. howl-it-with-me-now! says:

    theres like an extra mini episode called ‘lore’, I was wondering if there will be any other episodes like that- delving into history of the wolfbloods (love how it all tied in with mysterious developments as dan mentions Romulus and Remus like serena does in wolfblood secrets, and as well as Genghis Khan- very fascinating stuff and was so poetically written and spoken (by Maddoc) that it was all just so realistic and really shows how the divide of wolfbloods came about- sorry I’m rambling, but yeah was it just a one off mini episode or is lore something much more?
    kindest regards Julia

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