A potential romantic pairing of Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) and Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) aka “Sterek” may become a reality on the third season of ‘Teen Wolf’, teases Jeff Davis, the showrunner of the popular MTV fantasy series.
On the show, the characters are written as straight guys — but some very passionate fans of the show see them as soulmates who complete each other. And hope they become more than friends who should totally make out all the time. The characters clung to each other in a pool, exchanged loaded glances all the time, and at one point found themselves lying on top of each other for most of an episode, paralyzed by supernatural forces. One of the season’s major villains even commented that they’d make a great pair.
At Comic-Con, O’Brien and Hoechlin were asked about the possibility of a Sterek hookup, and they reached across the table to hold hands as Hoechlin said, “Honestly, on this show it’s 50/50,” as to whether Derek would get a girlfriend or just date Stiles.
Showrunner Jeff Davis swears that he didn’t write those moments in to toy with fans’ fraglie emotions. In fact, Season 2 was already finished and locked by the time he discovered just how devoted the fans were to the potential coupling.
Now that he does know, though, he’s certainly not going to avoid writing those, uh, tense scenes between the reluctant allies. “Now that I know, it’ll be interesting to see how knowing will influence the writing later on,” Davis teases.
But why do viewers want to see these seemingly straight same-sex characters together?
“I’ll admit this is a bit out of reach of my understanding, even as a gay man,” Davis said in the recent interview with E! Online.
“I’m also not sure they may see the characters as perfectly ‘straight,'” he explains. “We’ve certainly made some hints to the possibility of Stiles being bisexual. As to the psychology of why ‘girls like boys who like boys,’ I haven’t asked enough questions or heard enough to really understand the psychology behind it. I know of certain relationships such Holmes and Watson that might have a kernel of truth to them within the actual writing, but then others I’m less sure about. Like what’s called ‘Wincest,’ a romantic relationship between the Winchester brothers on Supernatural.”
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Dylan’s 20. Tyler’s 24.