Fans of the occult will have to wait until next season for The CW’s highly anticipated cult reboots. With the network already sporting a full plate, both Charmed and The Lost Boys, already picked up by the network, have been rescheduled for premiere next season reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The CW is already set to reboot Dynasty, the 80s hit centered on two feuding oil families in Colorado. With Dynasty set to fill a time slot, the network has also filled spots with Greg Berlanti’s Searchers, Bill Haber’s Valor, Ryan Seacrest project Insatiable, and DC Comics adaptation Black Lightning anticipated among others anticipated to air in the coming season, Charmed and Lost Boys are being given a chance to polish up.
Both series are reboots with strong followings. Charmed follows the story of three sisters with magical abilities as they navigate the arcane along with everyday life. Its reboot is expected to follow the original series quite closely. The Lost Boys never experienced the mainstream success of Charmed, but it firmly established itself as a cult classic. Set in the Summer of Love, the film featured performances by the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman) and their struggles against California biker-vampires. The reboot is expected to rehash everything except for the vampires (the eponymous Lost Boys) in a series set over the course of 70 years.
Thought the stacked deck of pilots certainly played a role in The CW’s decision to push the programs back a season, there was also a degree of skepticism at the finished products. Charmed producer Jennie Snyder Urman is still finishing up the third season of Jane the Virgin and hasn’t had the time to commit to her other project. The network did not see the Charmed draft fleshing out as expected, but still give Urman and company the chance to polish and improve the current draft.
Rob Thomas, head honcho on iZombie, is simply continuing to focus Lost Boys to fit his vision. It has been confirmed that Thomas will remain on with the project to write the pilot while producing the series.
Though it may be a bit of a letdown for fans of the originals, both Charmed and Lost Boys have plenty of life left in them. The wait may be a bit longer, but that doesn’t mean the supernatural rewards won’t be that much sweeter.