Sink Your Teeth Into This Update On The Lost Boys Television Series

January 9, 2017


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We reported back in August  that The CW was adapting the beloved classic ‘The Lost Boys’ for a new television series. There has been little news since, until today.

Rotten Tomatoes talked with Rob Thomas, the new series’ showrunner, at a Television Critics Association panel this past Sunday where he discussed the show. He revealed that the series was being eyed for a seven-season run, each depicting a different decade where the vampires will be the only ones to featured in each. The first season will be set in “1967 Summer of Love Haight-Ashbury”, Thomas said. He also told the site that we might get to see a crossover from the series and the original film.

Vampires stay the same age, so those vampires that we meet in the ’80s in the original ‘Lost Boys’ movies could exist in the 1960s version,” Thomas said. “We could run into them there as well. We might not even have to wait until the ’80s to see that other ‘Lost Boys’ crew.

As for the humans in the series, Thomas had this to say:

The humans around them change to a degree from year to year,” Thomas said. “They can exist in multiple versions of the show but the humans would get 10 years older. The vampires are going to stay the same age.


It sounds like ‘The Lost Boys’ series will not be a direct remake/reboot (thankfully). With several vampire series leaving TV, I think that not only is The CW doing this right, but that it has a real shot at being a great series. Hopefully, they will soon announce the cast and premiere date. Don’t worry, we will keep you posted.

‘The Lost Boys’ opened in theaters in the Summer of 1987 to become one of the most beloved vampire films ever made and to spawn two sequels. Directed by Joel Schmacher, the original film centers on two brothers, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) who have moved to a new town and discovered that it is a haven for vampires.




‘The Lost Boys’ starred Patric, Haim, Keifer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Dianne Wiest, Bernard Hughes, Edward Herman, Jami Gertz, Billy Wirth, and Alex Winter.



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