The CW is looking to stay in the vampire business: the network has ordered a TV reboot of 1987’s The Lost Boys to pilot.
Per Deadline, The CW’s pilot order is for a reworked script, which was co-written by the original pilot’s writer, Heather Mitchell, and Rob Thomas, whose CW series iZombie just ended last year. None of the cast members from the first pilot are expected to appear in this second iteration, which will feature a brand-new cast. The CW has a long history of success with vampire shows, including The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and current series Legacies, all of which take place in the same universe.
Directed by Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys film released in 1987. The movie starred Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland and Dianne West. The movie, which followed two young men moving to Santa Carla, California, and tangling with a group of vampires, proved a major success at the box office for Warner Bros.
Two sequels to The Lost Boys, titled The Tribe and The Thirst, were released in 2008 and 2010, respectively. There have also been multiple comic books based off the franchise.
An exact release date for the Lost Boys pilot was not given. However, the show is likely to debut during the 2020-2021 broadcast season. Casting information for the project was not provided.