The Lost Boys never grow old and never die, and now they’re headed to television for more vampire adventures.
The CW is reportedly working on an anthology-style series based on Joel Schumacher’s 1987 film about a pair of brothers terrorized by a group of forever-young vampires in a small California town. The series will be penned by iZombie and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, and will be set in a different decade each season while following the same group of vampires.
According to Deadline, the series is envisioned as a seven-season project, with the first season set in San Francisco in 1967 during “the summer of love.” Each season will feature new human characters, settings, and antagonists around the group of vampires that form the core cast of the series, and will chronicle their experiences as the world changes around them but they remain the same age.
The final season of the series is expected to be set in the current era — likely sometime in the 2020s.
The original 1987 film starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alexander Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes. It was followed by two direct-to-video sequels that failed to generate much buzz, and will soon get a direct sequel in comic book form, due to hit shelves in October from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
The Lost Boys television series will be executive produced by Thomas, and is envisioned as the successor to The CW’s popular series The Vampire Diaries, which enters its eighth and final season later this year.