CW's 'The Lost Boys' Goes Back To The Drawing Board With Recasts And New Pilot

July 1, 2019

The CW has been trying desperately to bring Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys to the small screen for years now, but so far the series has been struggling to even get a proper pilot off the ground. Filming took place earlier this year on a pilot written Heather Mitchell ("Scandal") and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), and we learned last month that it's going to be completely re-shot.

 

Now, Deadline reports that the entire cast of the pilot has been released, with the exception of Medalion Rahimi (Before I Fall) and Dakota Shapiro ("The Affair"), whose options have been extended. Rahimi plays Stella, who is a new version of Star, while Shapiro (below) is David, portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland in the 1987 film.

 

Deadline notes, "The duo will co-star in the new, reworked pilot, which will likely film by the end of the year."

 

The cast for the recently filmed pilot had also included Rio Mangini ("Everything Sucks!") as Sam, along with Sarah Hay, Del Zamora, Cheyenne Haynes, Haley Tju, Tyler Posey and Kiele Sanchez. Haynes and Tju were planned to play the Frog Sisters, Liza and Cassie, a gender-swapped version of the Frog Brothers, played by Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander in the original film.

 

"The Lost Boys" is set in sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires.

 

After the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael (Posey) and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy (Sanchez), who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.

 

Rob Thomas ("iZombie" and "Veronica Mars") will serve as executive producer alongside Mitchell, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley, with Rebecca Franko and Juliana Janes on board as producers.

 

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