Season 5 of MTV's Teen Wolf premiered on Monday, June 29, 2015. The premiere episode, Creatures of the Night had an estimated 1.527 million viewers on Monday, June 29, 2015, while the midseason premiere, The Last Chimera, had an estimated 1.11 million viewers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. This season was filmed in Northridge, California.
The fifth season of Teen Wolf received an order of twenty episodes during San Diego Comic Con in July 2014. Like the previous super-sized season, Season 3, Season 5 was broken up into two parts, but unlike Season 3, this season had an overarching story-line instead of two separate plots. In this case, Part A covered the arrival of the Dread Doctors and the creation of their Chimeras, while Part B moved on to the goal of the Dread Doctors' Chimeras, which was in service of the resurrection of the Beast of Gevaudan. This led to the unintentional release of the Doctors' captive, Garrett Douglas, also known as Der Soldat, which leads Season 5 into Season 6. The cast and crew began filming for Season 5A in early February 2015 and ended in late May; filming for Season 5B started back up in August of 2015 and ended in December.
On the eve of their senior year, Scott McCall and his friends find themselves facing the possibility of a future without one another, a next phase of their lives that might take them in different directions despite their best intentions. Little do they know that outside forces are already plotting to break the pack apart long before they ever see graduation. New villains use a combination of science and the supernatural for a malevolent and mysterious purpose that will eventually pit Scott and his friends against their greatest enemy yet.
|Image||Title||Airdate||Episode # in Season||Episode # in Series|
|Creatures of the Night||June 29, 2015||1||61|
|The Season 5 premiere opens on the eve of senior year: Scott and his pack deal with the arrival of a new enemy and the return of an old friend.|
|Parasomnia||June 30, 2015||2||62|
|Stiles is suspicious of a new classmate, and Lydia helps a student with night terrors.|
|Dreamcatchers||July 6, 2015||3||63|
|Scott tracks a new shapeshifter that's threatening Stilinski, and Malia receives information about her mother.|
|Condition Terminal||July 13, 2015||4||64|
|Stiles tracks a fugitive and Liam plays wingman for Mason at a nightclub.|
|A Novel Approach||July 20, 2015||5||65|
|The pack enters Eichen House in order to learn more about the Dread Doctors.|
|Required Reading||July 27, 2015||6||66|
|Scott and his friends follow Dr. Valack's advice and experience strange effects as a result.|
|Strange Frequencies||August 3, 2015||7||67|
|Scott tries to trap one of the Dread Doctors. Meanwhile, Stiles and Theo try to figure out who is taking the dead bodies.|
|Ouroboros||August 10, 2015||8||68|
|Scott and Malia set out to rescue their captured friends, and Deaton makes a horrific discovery about the Dread Doctors.|
|Lies of Omission||August 17, 2015||9||69|
|Scott turns to an unlikely ally for help, and Stiles and Lydia seek the truth about Parrish.|
|Status Asthmaticus||August 24, 2015||10||70|
|Scott and the pack face what may be their biggest threat yet.|
|The Last Chimera||January 5, 2016||11||71|
|In spite of the deep rift in their friendship, Scott and Stiles must strive to figure out what's behind the mysterious infection that's killing Sheriff Stilinski.|
|Damnatio Memoriae||January 12, 2016||12||72|
|Without the support of his pack, Scott confronts what the Dread Doctors' deadly success means for Beacon Hills.|
|Codominance||January 19, 2016||13||73|
|Noshiko Yukimura and her daughter travel to New Mexico and take extreme measures to help Kira deal with her dark side. Lydia is surprised at Eichen House.|
|The Sword and the Spirit||January 26, 2016||14||74|
|As Scott tries to put his pack back together, Malia and a new ally set out to rescue Deaton from The Desert Wolf.|
|Amplification||February 2, 2016||15||75|
|Upon learning that Lydia is danger, Stiles makes a plan to break her out of Eichen House. Theo has his own plans.|
|Lie Ability||February 9, 2016||16||76|
|Trapped in Eichen House with Theo and his Chimera Pack, Scott must try to rescue Lydia before it's too late.|
|A Credible Threat||February 16, 2016||17||77|
|Scott and his pack use a charity lacrosse game in a deadly gambit to figure out the identity of The Beast.|
|Maid of Gévaudan||February 23, 2016||18||78|
|Hoping to align with a familiar ally, the Argents reveal a key clue to the mystery of the The Beast of Gevaudan. Meanwhile, Scott tries to take on the Beast himself.|
|The Beast of Beacon Hills||March 1, 2016||19||79|
|With the identity of the Beast finally revealed, Scott and his friends are in a race against time to stop the Dread Doctors from implementing their final plan.|
|Apotheosis||March 8, 2016||20||80|
|In the Season 5 finale, Scott and his friends try to stop the Beast before Beacon Hills is razed to the ground.|
- This season was dedicated to the memory of Cyndi Garcia Posey, Tyler Posey (who plays Scott McCall in the series)'s mother, who died of breast cancer during the filming of this season.
- Dylan Sprayberry (who plays Liam Dunbar) was promoted to the main cast in this season, and Tyler Posey was promoted to co-producer of the series.
- Tyler Hoechlin (who played Derek Hale) left the series at the end of Season 4 and was not in this season.
- Crystal Reed (who played Allison Argent), returned to the series for one episode to portray Marie-Jeanne Valet, the progenitor of the Argent bloodline of Hunters in flashbacks to the 18th century.
- The Teen Wolf team held a contest on Tumblr in which it invited fans to participate in a contest to create a new supernatural creature (one who already existed in mythology or a completely fictional creature) who would appear in this season. The creature ended up being the Sluagh, which appeared in Season 5A's episode A Novel Approach as an Eichen House prisoner.
- In 2015 and 2016, during the airing of Season 5, Teen Wolf was nominated for and won several awards:
- Saturn Awards' Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series (Tyler Posey) (nominated)
- Saturn Awards' Best Youth-Oriented Television Series (Teen Wolf) (nominated)
- Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Villain (the Dread Doctors) (nominated)
- Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Scene Stealer (Dylan O'Brien) (won)
- Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Summer Star - Male (Tyler Posey) (nominated)
- Teen Choice Awards' Choice TV Summer Show (Teen Wolf) (won)
- People's Choice Awards' Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show (Teen Wolf) (nominated)