Wolf Lake is an American horror television series that originally aired on CBS in September–October 2001. Nine episodes were produced, but only five aired before the series was canceled by CBS. The full series, including the four unaired episodes, was later picked up and broadcast on UPN in April–May 2002. Wolf Lake depicts a pack of werewolves living in a Seattle suburb.
A poster promoting the launch of the series.
|Created by||John Leekley|
|Opening theme||"Quiet the Night" by Ran Galor|
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9 (4 unaired)|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cherry Pie Productions|
Big Ticket Television
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 19 –|
October 24, 2001
Seattle policeman John Kanin proposes marriage to his girlfriend, Ruby Wilder, and she accepts. However, as she gets into her car, she is attacked. The only thing Kanin finds of his now fiancee, is a severed hand. He travels to her hometown of Wolf Lake to find some answers. However, his experiences there raise even more questions. What John doesn't know is that some of the inhabitants of Wolf Lake are actually werewolves. The werewolves, or the ones who survive the change, live on the "Hill" and enjoy special treatment, separated from the normal humans.
- Lou Diamond Phillips – Detective/Officer John Kanin
- Tim Matheson – Sheriff Matthew "Matt" Donner
- Graham Greene – Mr. Sherman Blackstone
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Sophia Donner
- Sharon Lawrence – Vivian "V" Cates
- Scott Bairstow – Tyler Creed
- Mia Kirshner – Ruby Wilder/Cates/Creed
- Paul Wasilewski – Lucas "Luke" Cates
- Bruce McGill – Willard "Will" Cates
- Kellie Waymire – Miranda Devereaux
- Fiona Scott – Presley
- Carmen Moore – Deputy Molly
- Christian Bocher – Buddy Hooks
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The first five episodes of Wolf Lake aired on CBS in September–October 2001, before CBS pulled the series from the air. The series later was reaired on UPN, with the final four episodes debuting on UPN in April–May 2002.
|No.||Title||Directed by ||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.|
|1||"Meat The Parents"||Bryan Spicer||Alex Gansa & Rick Kellard||September 19, 2001||62555-001|
|2||"The Changing"||Dwight Little||Daniel Knauf||September 26, 2001||62555-002|
|3||"Soup to Nuts"||Joe Chappelle||Roger Director||October 3, 2001||62555-003|
|4||"Tastes Like Chicken"||Rachel Talalay||Philip Levens||October 10, 2001||62555-004|
|5||"Excitable Boy"||Po Chih Leong||Toni Graphia||October 24, 2001||62555-005|
|6||"Four Feet Under"||Winrich Kolbe||Roger Director & Daniel Knauf||April 10, 2002(UPN)||62555-006|
|7||"Leader of the Pack"||James Head||James Duff||April 17, 2002(UPN)||62555-007|
|8||"Legend of Lost Lenore"||Joe Chappelle||Rick Kellard||April 24, 2002(UPN)||62555-008|
|9||"If These Wolves Could Talk"||Thomas J. Wright||Story by : Roger Director & Rick Kellard |
Teleplay by : James Duff & Philip Levens
|May 1, 2002(UPN)||62555-009|
The series was made available on DVD in 2012.
While Ron Wertheimer of The New York Times said it was "a promisingly quirky pilot", Variety's Michael Speier remarked that it "sometimes works as high drama but sometimes comes off as extremely silly".
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