Yet another remake is making its way to television.
The potential series hails from “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie” creator Rob Thomas, furthering his relationship with the CW, as his DC Comics zombie rom-com is heading into its third season at the network.
Based on the movie, CW’s “Lost Boys” will be an anthology of sorts, looking at vampires through a new lens, asking the question: what does it really mean to be immortal? The series will tell a story spanning 70 years, each decade a new season — meaning the plan is for the show to go on for seven years. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, remain the same. The first season will be set in San Francisco during 1967 — the Summer of Love.
Thomas will serve as writer and executive producer, along with Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz and Bill Bindley. Spondoolie Productions and Gulfstream Television are producing, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Warner Bros. Pictures was behind the original film, which starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.
Just this week, another film-to-television property was put into development: “Varsity Blues,” which landed at CMT. For the past few TV seasons, reboots and remakes have been hot with titles like “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist” coming to the small screen this fall. The CW is also debuting a movie remake this season with “Frequency.”
Deadline first reported “The Lost Boys” development at the CW.
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