Written by Patti Pauley
It’s no damn secret around here that we horror aficionados here at iHorror, are a little obsessed with Joel Schumacher’s 1987 cult vampire cult classic The Lost Boys. From that sweet bromance between the Frog brothers, bad-ass mullets terrorizing the Santa Carla Boardwalk, to that gorgeous performance from the body-building sax-man that is some serious competition for Sexy Sax-Man Sergio Flores.
So naturally when we first learned about a potential Lost Boys series in the works, we really couldn’t be more excited! Rob Thomas, the man behind CW hit shows Veronica Mars and iZombie, is taking a stab at the beloved horror-comedy that will eventually air on same said TV network. However, Thomas has his own vision of what he wants to bring to the Lost Boys universe. News website Collider, recently caught up with Thomas about the show he intends to bring to the table that has so many fans wildly curious.
In The Lost Boys movie, the vampires are bad. I didn’t think I would structure each season, so there’s a group of bad guys who are vampires, each year, that we’re trying to defeat. Part of it was wanting to have vampires who are not as goody-goody as Liv is in [iZombie]. I think that group of vampires can actually exist within the framework of the show I’m presenting The CW with. Those exact four guys can exist in the world that I’m creating. There are a number of these four-person and five-person groups of vampires who are roaming around together, so it’s possible you could run into that group, but I’m not playing that exact group. For one thing, they’re supposed to die in the ‘80s. I’ve adapted things where I’ve been religious about the material. Clearly, with iZombie, we took a lot of liberties. The story that I’m trying to tell in Season 1 of The Lost Boys is a story about two brothers and how tempted they are to fall in with these vampires and how tempted they are to want to be 22 forever. I am leaning into the Peter Pan notion of, if you join these vampires, you never have to grow up. Your life can be fun and you can attack life each day you’re immortal, and how appealing is that? I read a bit about what the original writer’s intentions were, and how a lot of that Peter Pan imagery got pulled away from what they ended up doing. I’m pushing it back in there.
The new take on the Lost Boys fandom, is that the story, hopefully will span out seven seasons with each new season covering a decade, with the first season to be set in San Francisco during 1967’s Summer of Love. Each season, we will see the humans, and story all change with the vampires (The Lost Boys) will be the only thing to stay the same during the series run.
OK, I’m officially excited. How about you?