It’s a busy week for Lost Boys fans as, hot on the heels of rumors the upcoming TV spinoff will be more female-focused, we now know who’s directing the pilot and who most of the principle cast members will be.
The Lost Boys is being developed by the CW, with the series percolating since 2016. With the Charmed remake currently airing, it was starting to seem as though we’d never get a chance to revisit Santa Carla on the small screen.
Earlier this week, however, news dropped that the infamous Frog Brothers may actually be the Frog Sisters when the reboot eventually drops. Now we know that the pilot, at the very least, has cast most of its leading playeres.
According to Deadline, former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey (who also featured in the dreadful Truth or Dare, if anybody remembers that flick) will feature alongside Kiele Sanchez (The Purge: Anarchy) in two of the reported three leading roles. Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro are also slated to appear.
Director Catherine Hardwicke, who helmed Thirteen and the first Twilight movie, will direct the pilot from a script by Heather Mitchell. The synopsis is as follows:
The Lost Boys is set in sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael (Posey) and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy (Sanchez), who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead…
Jason Patric and Dianne Wiest played Michael and Lucy, respectively, in Joel Schumacher’s original 1987 movie. As for the elusive Kiefer Sutherland role, Shapiro is taking on the leather-jacketed mantel while Rahimi will appear as Stella, a new version of Star, played by Jami Gertz in the original film.
The series is being developed for TV by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, who also created iZombie for the network. Thomas previously revealed he envisions the series as a seven-season anthology, with each season set in a different decade.
According to his initial report, the only element that will carry through from season to season will be the immortal ‘Lost Boys’. The first season will be set in San Francisco, in 1967.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror in the coming months for more on this project as it breaks.