Following the spate of movie-to-TV adaptations, offshoots, spinoffs, retellings or whatever you want to call them, it’s been announced that The CW is developing a new TV series based on 1987’s The Lost Boys.
According to Vulture, Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars and iZombie, will be serving as showrunner on this series. Interestingly, it’s believed that the network already has plans for a seven-season series, with each season representing a different decade. The first season will be set in 1967, and the only recurring characters in each of the seasons will be the vampires, y’know, because they don’t age and whatnot.
Joel Schumacher’s original movie is a huge favourite of many a genre fan, with it being one of the most iconic films of its time, not to mention having a legendary soundtrack. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, and Edward Herrmann, the film focussed on two brothers who discover that their new locale is a hotspot for vampires.
Schumacher’s 1987 The Lost Boys was eventually followed by 2008’s Lost Boys: The Tribe and 2010’s Lost Boys: The Thirst. Both sequels were nowhere near to the standard of the classic original, although The Thirst was far superior to the piss-poor The Tribe.
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