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ABOUT THE SERIES:
Werewolf was a half-hour horror series created by Frank Lupo (The A-Team, Hunter, Wiseguys) and was one of the original shows in the Fox network's broadcast line-up during its inaugural season of 1987–1988. 

Patterned loosely after "The Fugitive," the series follows the adventures of Eric Cord (John J. York), who is forced to kill his best friend - a recently "infected" werewolf - but not before being bitten and "infected," himself. Now he is on the run - wanted for murder - and desperately seeking the monster who started it all.

If he kills that creature, he is told, then he will be free of the curse. At first he believes the originator of his "bloodline," is a drifter named Janos Skorzeny (played by Chuck Connors in his last television role). While pursuing Skorzeny, Cord himself is pursued by the persistent bounty hunter "Alamo" Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault). However, Cord then begins to hunt down Nicholas Remy (Brian Thompson), the real originator of the bloodline. The show aired a two-hour pilot (written by Frank Lupo) and 28 half-hour episodes before being cancelled in 1988 in a dispute with Fox.     

My late partner, Chris Bunch, and I were story editors on Werewolf and wrote eleven of the 28 episodes - and rewrote most of the other episodes from the ground up under the direction of Frank Lupo, who had a fierce and passionate image of the show he had created.

In our twenty-plus years as writing partners, Chris and I sold more scripts than we cared to remember and worked on many shows. But, Werewolf was the show we preferred above all others and working for Lupo was our most gratifying and artistically rewarding experience. I wrote about the good times we had working on the show in four episodes of my popular blog, My Hollywood MisAdventures, which presents an insider's view of life as a Hollywood screenwriter. Among other things, it reveals once and for all the real reasons Chuck Connors left the show.

Here are the links: MisAdventure # 50 - The Neighbors Are Scaring Our Werewolf; MisAdventure #51 - The Silver Bullet Sanction; MisAdventures #52 - Two American Werewolves In Brighton; MisAdventure #53 - Killing People Is Fun; MisAdventure 54 - Chuck Connors Kisses The Ring.

Because of a contractual dispute beyond my understand, (I was an English major, what do you want?) Werewolf was pulled off the air after only one season. That same dispute kept the series from being sold into Syndication until only recently. A Google search will no doubt turn up a TV schedule showing the dates in your cable neighborhood that it will air. A deal was tentatively approved for making the DVD's of the show available. But, alas, that fell through because of the same old issues that have been plaguing the series from the beginning. There are bootleg copies of the show, but as far as I'm concerned all the pirates of books, music and film can burn in whatever Hell the Gods Of Artists' Livelihoods have in store for them. Be patient, and they'll be available by and by. Hopefully, on Netflix as well.

Meanwhile, after writing the series of MisAdventures about Werewolf, I was besieged by curious readers who wanted to read the scripts that Chris and I wrote for the show. Of the 29 episodes, we wrote 11. Most of the rest were rewritten by us from the ground up, under the supervision of our boss, Frank Lupo. A notable exception was "Gray Wolf," which was wonderfully written by science fiction master, Norman Spinrad, an old and dear friend of Chris'.


To satisfy my faithful readers I'm publishing Kindle versions of the 11 scripts Chris and I wrote. The links will be appearing here one by one, so be sure to bookmark this site so you can come back and see the next one available for download.


THE WEREWOLF TV SCRIPTS

(Kindle & Nook Book)


1. The Wolf Who Thought He Was A Man: Eric runs afoul of a man who has taken the bloody art of hunting to a new - and terrifying - level.

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2. The Black Ship: Eric is trapped aboard the abandoned hulk of an old freighter by one of Skorzeny's slaves. And now he awaits the arrival of the Werewolf King.


3. Let Us Prey: Hot on the trail of Skorzeny, Eric encounters some holy brothers who take preying to whole different level of horror.



4. Nightmare In Blue: Eric Cord barely escapes capture by Alamo Joe Rogan, but runs straight into a trap set by a monster with a badge and a gun. 




5. Wolfhunt: Eric's fate becomes entwined with a real wolf and the rancher who is determined to hunt them both down with silver bullets supplied by Alamo Joe Rogan.


6. Big Daddy: Eric Cord runs afoul of a legendary political boss - sidelined by cancer - who has some scary ideas about how Eric can cure him. 



7. King Of The Road: Eric is trapped with a band of villainous hobos in a boxcar on a highball express run to the scrap yard. And one of them is a werewolf! 




8. A Material Girl: 
Armed with a pistol loaded with silver bullets Eric pursues Skorzeny into a closed mall. There he encounters a runaway girl who is hiding out in the mall, living a life of stolen luxury. Meanwhile, the Werewolf King is still stalking the aisles.


9. Amazing Grace: Eric is unintentionally responsible for getting a nice little old lady committed to the Mental Institution From Hell, with a villainous staff straight out of "The Cuckoo's Nest." What's a guilt-ridden werewolf to do? Break the little old lady and her crazy chums out of the slammer, is what. (A change of pace story, this "Grace" was the only comic episode we did for the show.)

10. To Dream Of Wolves - Part 1 

Eric finally tracks down Skorzeny (played by Chuck Connors), but learns that he is not the originator of their 

loodline. To rid himself of the curse, Eric must first engage in a fight to the death with Skorzeny. Then, if he survives, he must track down the real Werewolf King, who is an even greater and more powerful enemy. 

Kindle - Nook Book


11. To Dream Of Wolves - Part 2

Every hand seems turned against Eric as he tracks down the real King Of The Werewolves - a creature who seems to go back to the dawn of humankind. "Do you think it was I," he asks Eric, "who slew Able?"



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