Wolf Lake (2001–2002)
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Unaired Pilot 



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Noah Cassidy
Paul Wesley ... Luke Cates
Stacy Edwards ... Alexandra Kelly
Jeff Fahey ... Russell Kelly
Bruce McGill ... Dr. Sokolov
Tim Matheson ... Sheriff Jack Kohanek
Graham Greene ... Professor Duke Joseph
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Sophia Kohanek


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2001 (USA) See more »

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This was an unaired pilot episode for the TV show Wolf Lake (2001). While it has many of the same cast members, there are many important differences:
  • Rather than being a detective looking for his lost girlfriend, "Noah Cassidy" (later renamed John Kanin) is posing as a government wildlife management agent but is really investigating the werewolf clans of Wolf Lake.
  • "Sheriff Kohanek" (Sheriff Donner) has a wife who is missing rather than dead, and also has a sister-in-law to whom he is close.
  • "Dr. Sokolov" (Willard Cates) is not mayor of the town. He does have a son (and a daughter who is killed), but it is not Luke. Luke instead is his dead daughter's boyfriend, who is set to take over the werewolf clan.
  • "Professor Duke Joseph" (Sherman Blackstone) reveals that he is on a sacred mission to maintain balance between the clans.
  • Both the sheriff and the native American appear to be human.
  • There are differences in the way the werewolf pack is portrayed. Here there seem to be several clans, fighting against each other and against the humans. There is mention of "the great war of the clans".
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Good Show. Bad call on cancellation.
12 May 2004 | by tjhairballSee all my reviews

I remember seeing Wolf Lake on UPN... it was (unlike Enterprise - in spite of or because I'm familiar with Star Trek), good enough to catch my attention and interest me in watching it. Not many shows do. It was intriguing, reasonably well done.

I found the nice little complexities of life rounded out nicely - yes, being a werewolf would throw some kinks in plans for a future life outside of town. Yes, werewolf pack dynamics can cause some legal problems.

A nice premise and an interesting show on the matter. It's unfortunate that it got cancelled, but I suppose I'm not the target demographic that CBS likes to try and sell things. Considering all the horrible TV shows out there that made it for several seasons, it feels particularly ironic.

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