Wolfblood is a fantasy/supernatural British television series aimed at children. It is a co-production between CBBC and ZDF/ZDFE. There will be a DVD release of series 1. The series focuses on teenage wolfbloods Maddy Smith and Rhydian Morris as they struggle living their double lives as wolfbloods, and keeping their secret concealed from the outside world. The series, consisting of thirteen 30 minute episodes, premiered on the CBBC Channel from 10 September 2012.
Wolfblood was created after series creator Debbie Moon saw the words 'wolf' and 'blood' in a book shop, and blended the two words together in her head. The series was commissioned after the BBC Writersroom website announced an open call for children's drama scripts. Moon was among eight writers whisked off to a conference centre in Kent, and, after a few days of intensive development, it became one of two new original children's dramas to be commissioned by CBBC.
The series was filmed in the north-east of England by the same crew who filmed Tracy Beaker Returns. Filming locations included Charles Thorp Comprehensive School and the woods of the surrounding Rowlands Gill countryside. Production for series 1 began in February 2012 and ran until May 2012. It was shot in 3 production blocks: episodes 1–4, episodes 5–8, and episodes 9–13. A second series was confirmed after the final episode of the first series had aired.