Following the pilot order for The Lost Boys series, Deadline reports that Teen Wolf alum Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez (Kingdom), Medalion Rahimi (Before I Fall) and Dakota Shapiro (Valley of the Boom) have signed on for leading roles in The CW’s TV adaptation of Joel Schumacher ‘s 1987 horror comedy. In addition, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has been tapped to helm the pilot.
Set in sunny seaside Santa Carla, The Lost Boys will follow the story of brothers Michael and Sam Emerson as they moved to Santa Carla with their mother Lucy after the unfortunate death of their father. However, things go wrong when the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead…
Written by Heather Mitchell (Scandal), the adaptation will follow the lead of the 1987 movie and focus on two brothers who find themselves engulfed in vampire mayhem. Posey, Sanchez, Rahimi and Shapiro are set to portray the roles of Michael, Lucy, Stella and David, respectively.
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The Lost Boys series will be executive produced by Rob Thomas through his Spondoolie Productions. Other executive producers include Dan Etheridge, Rebecca Franko and Danielle Stokdyk as well as Gulfstream Television’s Bill Bindley and Mike Karz. Gulfstream’s Juliana Janes will oversee for Warner Bros. Television.
Posey is no stranger to the supernatural world as he has already appeared in MTV’s TV series adaptation of Teen Wolf, playing the lead role of werewolf Scott McCall. He is also known for her role as Ty Ventura in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. His other TV credits include Brothers & Sisters, Lincoln Heights, Jane the Virgin and Now Apocalypse.