CW, facing life without their hit series The Vampire Diaries once that series concludes after its eighth season, has secured another blood-sucking property to glamour viewers: A television reboot of the cult Eighties film Lost Boys.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CW won a bidding war to bring the 1987 vampire flick to the small screen, with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas reportedly on board to guide the reboot. Thomas will write and serve as executive producer on the series, which takes an interesting, almost-anthology-like approach to the source material.
Seven seasons of Lost Boys has already been envisioned for the series, with the first season taking place in San Francisco during the “Summer of Love,” 1967. Each subsequent season will orbit around a different decade – Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, etc. – with a different storyline, villains and mortals populating each season. Only the main cast, the titular “Lost Boys,” will carry over from season to season.
The original Lost Boys starred Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz and more; it’s unknown whether any of those actors will appear in the reboot or reprise their characters.
Lost Boys joins the ever-growing club of films that have been rebooted for the small screen alongside the likes of Fargo, Lethal Weapon, Uncle Buck, Scream, Teen Wolf, the upcoming Exorcist, Training Day, Limitless, Bates Motel (an offshoot of Psycho) and many more. Also on Friday, CMT announced they were moving forward with a TV take on another cult classic, the football film Varsity Blues.