Game of thrones was the biggest hit show of the 21st century. It has raised the bar for quality entertainment to unprecedented levels. However, as the series constantly reaches new heights of success, other contemporary shows have faced the full brunt of competition. Teen wolf Creator Jeff Davis admitted that the growing popularity of Game of Thrones was one of the reasons why Allison Silver, one of the main characters, was killed in the series.
Premiered on MTV in 2011, the series was loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name. The series followed Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a teenage werewolf who takes responsibility for protecting the town of Beacon Hills while juggling the stress of high school and his family.
In the first three seasons of Teen Wolf, the romantic relationship between Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed) was a big part of the show’s focus. That’s why it was a shock when, at the end of Season 3, Allison was killed. While this happened in part because Reed wanted to quit the show, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis admits other factors influenced Allison’s fate. Including, it seems, Game of Thrones.
Talk with E! Online, he said, “I don’t know if I would have done it now, but back then it was the time of Game of Thrones’ great death and this was about which character could you kill to shock the audience?” There was a lot of pressure to kill a main character. I remember the network saying you had to kill someone. And I said to myself: ‘I don’t want to kill anyone, they are like my children!’ ”
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