1987 horror comedy The Lost Boys is getting a TV series adaptation thanks to The CW.
As the network preps for the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries, the focus is on lining up a vampire drama successor. This may be it.
Deadline broke the news, reporting that CW will reimagine the cult Joel Schumacher-directed film with a seven-season arc, with each season covering a decade.
Season one will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.
The original ’87 picture starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, and told of two brothers that move to a new town and discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
The series adaptation comes from Rob Thomas, known for creating Veronica Mars and CW’s iZombie. Thomas is on board as executive producer, alongside his frequent collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge. Mike Karz and Bill Bindley are also on board under their Gulfstream TV banner.
The final season of CW’s The Vampire Diaries will kick off on October 21. The studio also has the successful Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals enjoying a prosperous run. That show’s fourth season will start next year.
Here’s a trailer for The Lost Boys to refresh your memory: