Looks like there’s going to be another vampire drama coming to the CW that will serve as a successor to The Vampire Diaries. According to Deadline, the network is working on a new blood-sucking series called The Lost Boys. The series is based on a well-known property from a top TV creator. The Lost Boys is a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy film from Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas.
The series which will be written by Thomas re-imagines the cult Joel Schumacher film, where cast members included Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.
The Lost Boys adaptation has been envisioned as a seven-season anthology-style series. The show will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season will be set in a different decade. The first season will be set in the San Francisco area during the Summer of Love, 1967. In every season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change. However, only the vampires, AKA the lost boys, remain the same, physically.
The project will explore what it truly means to be immortal. The vampire series is executive produced by Thomas through Spondoolie Productions, his frequent collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge as well as Gulfstream principals Mike Karz and Bill Bindley. Gulfstream came up with the idea to remake The Lost Boys into a television series via the company’s overall deal with WBTV. Thomas who is also part of the overall deal at WBTV, officially came on board and came up with the new take on the movie that was pitched and picked up at the CW. During that time, there were two other networks who were also competing to land the series. Gulfstream Television, head Juliana Janes, who played a key role in putting the project together, will oversee for the company.
For those unfamiliar with the original Lost Boys movie, it was about two Arizona brothers who move to a California town where they come across a gang of vampires. Watch the trailer below: