Teen Wolf Casts Marisol Nichols as the Desert Wolf!

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The Desert Wolf has been the talk of Teen Wolf for quite some time.

TVLine reports Marisol Nichols (NCIS) has been cast as the mysterious character, and the only thing we know for sure is any reunion between her and her daughter, Malia, will likely be less than welcoming.

We've never Malia's mother, but courtesy of a flashblack earlier in Teen Wolf Season 5, we learned the car accident in which Malia's adoptive mother and sister were killed was caused thanks to gunshots courtesy of none other than the Desert Wolf. 

Nichols Marisol

There is no word on when the Desert Wolf will make her first appearance, but we can assume it will be in the back half of the season, as we're rolling up on the midseason finale.

Then again, maybe they've kept this juicy casting nugget under wraps this entire time. They sure kept the departure of Crystal Reed a secret of the highest order!

If you've missed any of the season so far, you can watch Teen Wolf online via TV Fanatic to catch up. What are your thoughts? Is Nichols a good choice to play Malia's mother? Are you ready for a Hale family reunion? Should Peter be there for the fun, too? 

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