‘Wolf Like Me’ Creator Abe Forsythe Says Season 2 Cliffhanger ‘Wasn’t Intentional’ – and Reveals Biggest Challenge (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
Wolf Like Me Season 2 left viewers with a cliffhanger, which creator Abe Forsythe didn’t exactly plan.
‘Wolf Like Me’ creator: Isla Fisher ‘had the toughest job’
Wolf Like Me creator Abe Forsythe said Isla Fisher had the most formidable assignment in Season 2, which premieres Thursday on Peacock. Fisher plays Mary, a werewolf in a relationship with single father Gary (Josh Gad).
“Isla had the toughest job out of anyone in the cast in Season 2,” Forsythe told UPI in a recent Zoom interview. “You can see what she does dramatically in the last episode.”
Season 1 teased Mary’s transformations during every full moon. Now that her condition no longer is a spoiler, Season 2 shows Mary’s transformation on screen.
Producer Jodi Matterson said that Fisher embraced the dramatic implications of the werewolf transformation. The show is a horror comedy, but treats Mary’s transformation as a sincere affliction.
“It takes a lot of guts to be able to go, ‘OK, I’m going to play a role where I transform into a werewolf and I am going to 100% fully commit to this,'” Matterson said.
The opening of the season was based on Fisher’s suggestion, Forsythe revealed. Forsythe always intended to have Gary and Mary married and pregnant, but Fisher preferred a shocking wedding scene that opens the new season.
“Without giving anything away, I can say that there was something in the wedding scene that came from an idea of Isla’s,” Forsythe said. “Certainly, it’s a really interesting way of getting the audience into the story.”
Forsythe said the pregnancy increases the dangers of Mary being discovered. Should the baby turn out to be a wolf like her, it will be much harder to keep a werebaby a secret.
In the second season of Wolf Like Me, Mary (Isla Fisher) and Gary (Josh Gad) leap into the next phase of their relationship, facing their biggest challenge yet: pregnancy. As much as the two try to have a “normal” pregnancy, it seems impossible with so many questions looming over them. Will their child be a human or a wolf? Just how long can they keep things secret from the rest of their family? Will what happened in the outback come back to haunt them? And, with Mary’s former professor, Anton (Edgar Ramirez), suddenly in the picture, can their relationship withstand newly unearthed secrets from Mary’s past?
New Season of Wolf Like Me is streaming Oct 19 on Peacock.
Congratulations to Isla, who has been nominated for another AACTA Award, this time as Best Lead Actress in a Drama for Wolf Like Me! The show has also been nominated for Best Drama Series – congratulations to the cast and crew for this well deserved honor. The 2022 AACTA Award Ceremony will take place in Sydney on December 7th. Find the full list of 2022 nominations here.
Speaking of Wolf Like Me – they’ve just wrapped filming on the second season!
The AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards) have honoured screen excellence in Australia since the first AFI Awards were held in 1958.
Held annually in Sydney in recognition and celebration of Australia’s highest achievements in film and television, the AACTA Awards present over 55 awards across two major ceremonies.
The peer-assessed AACTA Awards are the only Australian industry body to honour practitioners across all crafts and industry sectors, including feature film, documentary, short film, television, online, visual effects and animation.
Best Drama Series
Bump – Dan Edwards, John Edwards, Claudia Karvan, Kelsey Munro – Roadshow Rough Diamond (Stan)
Heartbreak High – Carly Heaton, Sarah Freeman – Fremantle (Netflix)
Love Me – Hamish Lewis, Michael Brooks, Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford – Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia (Binge, Foxtel)
Mystery Road: Origin – Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey – Bunya Productions (ABC)
The Tourist – Lisa Scott, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Christopher Aird, Chris Sweeney, – Two Brothers Pictures (Stan)
Wolf Like Me – Steve Hutensky, Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, Abe Forsythe – Made Up Stories and Endeavour Content (Stan)
Best Lead Actress in a Drama
Isla Fisher – Wolf Like Me
Claudia Karvan – Bump
Kate Mulvany – The Twelve
Tuuli Narkle – Mystery Road: Origin
Bojana Novakovic – Love Me
Isla is featured in the November issue of UK magazine Red, to promote Mazy The Movie Star. Isla talks about her new book, plus comedy and being funny, Wedding Crashers, clown school, her favourite British TV comedies, Home & Away, writing, and her favourite projects she’s worked on (Gatsby and Wolf Like Me). No new photos unfortunately – they’ve reused the gorgeous shoot from Marie Claire in 2021. Find the scans in our Gallery:
Looks like Wolf Like Me season 2 has started filming in Australia!
Isla has been nominated for a Logie Award, one of Australia’s biggest TV awards shows! She is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for Wolf Like Me, which is a category voted for by the industry. Congratulations on this well deserved honour Isla! This is her fourth Logie nomination overall, and her first since her Home & Away days ended in 1997. The 2022 award ceremony will take place on June 19th at the Star Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane. The show will be broadcast in Australia on Channel 9 and 9Now on the day.
The nominees for the 2022 TV WEEK Logie Awards were announced this morning at Burleigh Pavilion, ahead of the Australian television industry’s annual celebration of screen excellence and glamour on the Gold Coast on Sunday, June 19.
The nominees in the Most Popular and Most Outstanding categories reinforce Australia’s spectacular and vibrant TV industry, recognising talent across entertainment, drama, comedy, reality, lifestyle, current affairs and sport.
With its hallmark razzmatazz and anything-can-happen-on-the-night excitement, the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards will take place on Sunday, June 19, within The Star Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Outstanding Actress
Anna Torv, The Newsreader, ABC
Claudia Karvan, Bump, Stan
Deborah Mailman, Total Control, ABC
Isla Fisher, Wolf Like Me, Stan
Miranda Otto, Fires, ABC
Isla Fisher and Sophie Turner on the Joys of Mastering New Genres
From Peacock’s “Wolf Like Me” star Isla Fisher to Sophie Turner, star of HBO Max’s upcoming series “The Staircase,” this episode of “UnWrapped” podcast features women who are stepping outside their comfort zone and into new genres.
While you may recognize Fisher for her comedy roles in “Wedding Crashers,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic” or as “The Crier” in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” audiences are exposed to a new side of her talents in “Wolf Like Me,” a romantic dramedy with a monster twist.
Meanwhile, after a several year hiatus from acting, Turner returns to the screen in the domestic crime drama “The Staircase.” Known for her previous roles in large franchises such as “Game of Thrones” and “X-Men,” Sophie’s role as Margaret Ratliff in “The Staircase” marks her first time not only playing a non-fictional character, but also acting in a true crime series.
Episode highlights Include:
Isla Fisher talks about her traumatic clown school experience
Sophie Turner says being a mother helped her become a better actor
Isla Fisher says when it comes to auditioning for a role, imagine what everyone else is doing and do the opposite to set yourself apart
Sophie Turner says the first thing she asked her Academy Award-winning “The Staircase” co-star Colin Firth was what it was like working with Amanda Bynes in “What a Girl Wants”
Isla Fisher teaches us how she takes on different accents
Sophie Turner says she still doesn’t know who killed Kathleen Peterson, the subject of the HBO Max true-crime series “The Staircase” — but she’s OK with that