Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. And Watch it all on the CW, because the network has officially ordered a pilot for a Television series of The Lost Boys.
While there have been whispers of a series based on the movie circulating in recent years, this is the first time it’s becoming a reality. Deadline reports:
“The CW originally developed a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy movie The Lost Boys with Thomas writing during the 2016-17 development season. While the project didn’t go to pilot, the network brass remained very high on the title and had been looking to redevelop it. While Thomas has been busy with his Veronica Mars reboot for Hulu, a take by writer Heather Mitchell (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) got everyone excited, and the new incarnation picked up steam this development season.”
A synopsis for the series was also provided. It reads:
Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
All this sounds good and well, but the most important question remains.
The CW would be as good a network as any for a Lost Boys series. The tone of a show such as Riverwood would mesh well with the themes of the original vampire flick; it’s youthful, exciting, and not overly dark. A series that could continue the feel of the original would surely be a welcome treat for just about any fan of this monumentally charming ’80s movie.