CW sinks its teeth into The Lost Boys TV series
The Lost Boys has found a new home.
EW has confirmed that the CW is developing a television series based on the campy 1987 vampire movie, with iZombie and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas serving as writer and executive producer.
Reimagining the original film — a horror-comedy that boasted a constellation of teen idols in Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and the “Two Coreys,” Haim and Feldman — the show would explore what it means to be immortal, with a story spanning 70 years.
The series is intended to unfold over seven seasons, with each season covering a different decade. Every season would bring a new setting, new human characters, and a new antagonist, while the titular vampires remain the same. Season 1 would be set in 1967 San Francisco, during the Summer of Love.
For the CW, The Lost Boys could fill a blood-sucking void left by The Vampire Diaries, which is concluding with its eighth season.
Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley serve as executive producers alongside Thomas, under the auspices of Spondoolie Productions, Gulfstream Television, and Warner Bros. Television.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.