Bitten Showrunner Previews Season 3 Tension in The Pack

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Rabid Bitten fans everywhere can soon relax as Season 3 of the supernatural drama is almost here. The show’s final season, which premieres Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET on Space in Canada and on Monday, Feb. 15 at 11 p.m. ET on SyFy in the U.S., will pick up several months after the harrowing battle in the Season 2 finale. Elena (Laura Vandervoort) will be butting heads with Pack Alpha Jeremy (Greg Bryk), as they disagree over some of his leadership styles and techniques. Along the way she will make a shocking and surprising discovery about herself.

The Season 3 premiere episode, “Family, of Sorts,” will see Jeremy tasking Elena, Clay (Greyston Holt) and Nick (Steve Lund) with recruiting all North American Mutts into The Pack. However, when an unknown werewolf sniper takes a shot at the Alpha, The Pack must track down who is responsible. Bitten showrunner Daegan Fryklind spoke exclusively with The TV Junkies about the tension between Elena and Jeremy, and shed some light on some new characters joining the show in Season 3.

The TV Junkies: We’ve seen Elena and Jeremy have some tension in the past over his leadership. How will that continue in Season 3?

Daegan Fryklind: The last time we played tension between those two was at the end of Season 1, when Jeremy confessed to Elena that Clay only bit her because Jeremy was going to kill her. Their relationship was fine for Season 2, but only because there was so much coming at them–The Pack had to bond together and take on our big bad Aleister (Sean Rogerson) and work side by side with the witches to try to protect them, stop Aleister from enacting this prophecy which was to kill the witches and lift the werewolf curse, leaving them as either humans or wolves depending on what state they were in when the prophecy was enacted. So that relationship between Elena and Jeremy was pretty tight for Season 2.

At the start of Season 3 we pick up seven months down the road from Season 2, and Jeremy has reflected on the loss of the previous two seasons. Over the course of the last two years of his life he’s lost Pete . He’s lost Antonio. He just lost Logan (Michael Xavier). So he decides to make some dramatic changes to how he’s running this pack and has decided to eliminate the concept of mutt. So now any werewolf in North America is going to become pack or they are going to die. So he’s laying down a pretty heavy law, and he’s rising above the father figure that he was, and becoming more of a general for The Pack in making this heavy decision.

This doesn’t sit well with Elena because there are some instances where you don’t know who to trust if you’re doing that kind of thing. You can’t rely on the fact that people will adhere to their word based on fear alone.

TTVJ: What challenges lie ahead for Elena and Clay in Season 3?

DF: There’s a new element that comes into Season 3 that does create some friction between Elena and Clay, and another kind of friction between Elena and Jeremy. But definitely what we wanted to do in Season 3 was put Elena back to being the center of the story, and really put the pressure on her in terms of what The Pack means to her–create some cleavage between her and The Pack.

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TTVJ: What about Paige (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and Nick? Is there any hope they could get back together in Season 3?

DF: Since Antonio’s death Nick wanted to honor his father’s death by becoming the relationship guy that Antonio had been. Antonio had fallen in love with Lily, Nick’s mother who we met in Season 2, and Nick was following that path with his relationship with Paige and opening up. There was a hope there that he might have a significant other and a significant bond with somebody who got him, and who understood the world he was in and the rules of that world and could have a future together.

Paige cuts that short because she’s now the leader of the coven, and has to take on bigger responsibilities and raise Savannah (Kiara Glasco) on her own. So the Nick that we meet in Season 3 has flipped to the other side of what Antonio represented, and that was being the second to Jeremy. So that’s the business side of Antonio, and when we are with Nick at the start of Season 3 he is that–Jeremy’s second. He’s going to represent The Pack and be the business mind of The Pack. But we start to chip away at that over the course of the season, as Nick has some realizations about some of his feelings and where he really wants to be in this world and with whom.

TTVJ: With every season we get some new characters, can you shed some light on who some of the newbies are this year?

DF: Well one of the things that we set up in Season 2 was this Pack Politic, with the new Alpha of the Spanish Pack trying to blackmail Jeremy into killing Roman (Daniel Kash). That’s a loose thread we didn’t tie up in Season 2 when Eduardo (Mishka Thébaud) disappears, and so that’s something we’ll look to play in Season 3 is this continuing Pack Politic with the Spanish Pack and the Russian Pack.

There is a discovery about Elena’s past that comes into the forefront in Season 3, and that’s the new element that’s going to stir up some hurt feelings and some resolution for us in Season 3, and give Elena some answers about her past and why she’s the only female werewolf.

 

Are you excited for Bitten’s return? What do you hope to see in Season 3? Sound off in the comments below!

Bitten Season 3 premieres Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET on Space and on Monday, Feb. 15 at 11 p.m. ET on SyFy.

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