Rob Thomas’ The Lost Boys series has tentative plans for a seven season run
The CW is making some long-range plans with Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas. According to a story today at Deadline, the network is developing a Lost Boys series, based on the 1987 feature film directed by Joel Schumacher. Unlike the film, however, the Lost Boys series is planned to span the better part of a century. The first season will take place in San Francisco in 1967 with the plan being for each subsequent season to be set in a different decade, culminating in a final seventh season that will, by the time it airs, theoretically feature the characters in a contemporary 2020s setting.
Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman and more, The Lost Boys follows the adventures of two brothers who, after moving to California, find themselves facing off against a gang of vampires. The original film received a direct-to-DVD sequel, Lost Boys: The Tribe, in 2008 and a third film, Lost Boys: The Thirst, in 2010. An additional film was being planned as well as a different Lost Boys television series until Warner Bros. closed their Warner Premiere label in 2012.
The Lost Boys series will be executive produced by Thomas through his Spondoolie Productions. Other executive producers include Dan Etheridge and Danielle Stokdyk as well as Gulfstream Television’s Bill Bindley and Mike Karz. Gulfstream’s Juliana Janes will oversee for Warner Bros. Television.
Plans for the Lost Boys series arrive just as The CW prepares to begin the final season of their hit vampire series The Vampire Diaries. The eighth season will premiere on the channel October 21 with the first of 16 final episodes.
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