Back in 2016, it was reported that The CW was developing a television series based on 1987's The Lost Boys, though at the time they had passed on ordering a pilot. Deadline now reports that the network has finally decided to order that very pilot!
The site details, “The CW originally developed a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy movie The Lost Boys with Rob Thomas writing during the 2016-17 development season. While the project didn’t go to pilot, the network brass remained very high on the title and had been looking to redevelop it. While Thomas has been busy with his Veronica Mars reboot for Hulu, a take by writer Heather Mitchell (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) got everyone excited, and the new adaptation picked up steam this development season.”
The logline for The CW's small screen adaptation of the classic vampire flick reads...
“Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires.”
The pilot will be written by Heather Mitchell ("Grey's Anatomy"). Rob Thomas ("iZombie" and "Veronica Mars") will serve as executive producer alongside Mitchell, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley, with Rebecca Franko on board as a producer.
Casting for The Lost Boys pilot episode has yet to be revealed, we'll just have to wait and see if the series gets the green light to move forward beyond the pilot stage.
In the original film, “After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.”
Stay tuned for more updates!