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“The Lost Boys” Series to Span Over Several Decades!

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Back in August it was revealed that CW will be adapting the 1987 vampire horror film The Lost Boys into a TV series.

Rob Thomas, the creator of “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie”, was revealed to be the show’s showrunner.

Rotten Tomatoes caught up with Thomas at a Television Critics Association panel on Sunday where he talked a bit about the modern take on the original film, which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Alex Winter, and, perhaps most importantly, Tim Cappello. Y’know, this guy.

In a cool bit of a reveal, it was said that the show is being eyed as a seven-season run, with each season representing a full decade. The first season will supposedly take place in 1967 and the only characters that will progress from one season to the next will be the vampires who, obviously, don’t age. The beginning would be “1967 Summer of Love Haight-Ashbury to be specific,” Thomas told the site.

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While we love the characters portrayed by Sutherland, Patrick, and Winter, we should expect a different group of vamps in the series. “They’re similar young vampires all sort of living this sort of Peter Pan–like existence of never having to grow up, getting turned into vampires when they’re in their early 20s,” Thomas said. “They can stay young and beautiful and cool forever.

Speaking of, Thomas does reveal that we could meet some of the original characters in a bit of a crossover moment: “Vampires stay the same age, so those vampires that we meet in the ’80s in the original ‘Lost Boys’ movies could exist in the 1960s version,” Thomas said. “We could run into them there as well. We might not even have to wait until the ’80s to see that other ‘Lost Boys’ crew.

And because each season jumps a decade, the humans would (obviously) age by 10 years. Says Thomas, “The humans around them change to a degree from year to year,” Thomas said. “They can exist in multiple versions of the show but the humans would get 10 years older. The vampires are going to stay the same age.

If the initial season takes place in a ’60s San Fransisco, he reveals that the plan is for the second season to take place in a 1970’s New York, with the third obviously taking us to the 1980’s, possibly in Austin, Texas, and the ’90s focusing on grunge in Seattle. What about the final season?

In seven seasons we would catch up with present day,” Thomas said. “Technically we could be playing the 2024 election in seven years.

Thomas joked that vampires may be a better alternative to whomever runs for president in 2024. “Any member of our cast certainly I would vote for,” he said.



COMMENTS

50 Comments
  • Ulch, CW…

  • jasonlives1986

    I couldn’t think of a lamer place to set the 80s decade than in Texas. Come on

    • RoboDouche

      Yeah I can’t really imagine a worse place for vampires

    • david

      The 80’s season of the show should be filmed in cocaine filled Miami. If I were a vampire and I were ageless during the 80’s, I definitely would’ve gone to Miami.

  • Peter Kushing

    Hollywood couldn’t even make a decent movie sequel to this film, let alone a TV series that will be worth a fuck.

  • THGrimm

    My initial thoughts are the timeline is screwy. The Lost Boys talks about getting their lair after the fault crash in the early 20th century, why limit yourself to starting in the sixties? And going into the future? Eh, always a faux pas to me personally. Idk, my opinions don’t mean anything, but there they are anyways! Good day.

    • RoboDouche

      Don’t think to much about this stuff.

      “Shoot first think never”

  • The Fucked Up

    As long as they make the vampires all rowdy it should be good, that was the main attraction for us kids; please no more depressed vamps that dress in black cuz the world is bleak and they actually don’t wanna be vampires. The Lost Boys need to be total asholes! Also they better get the Frog brothers back, and give’m ancestors for the first few seasons. And ditch Michael, that pussy.

    • gabriel

      Yes, I loved them vandalizing everything.

  • mothermayhem55

    ..and then they woke up. Leave it alone.

  • Comfortably Numb

    There are two kinds of The Lost Boys fans: Those who were a fan of the portion of the movie that was about the actual Lost Boys, and then there are those that think the annoying and over the top Sam and the Frog brothers were the most awesome thing about it. Personally, I think Haim and Feldman practically ruined the movie with Haims slack jawed “Aint I adorable?” expressions and Feldman’s really poor Rambo imitation. Either way, you just know this version will be a politically correct version, and like so many PC heavy shows these days (Fear the Walking Dead, American Horror Story), they will put more emphasis on being PC than actually making a well written show.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Feldman and Cappello made that movie. And Feldman was never anything less than awesome in the 80’s.

      • RoboDouche

        Hell yes brother. I love those guys

      • Comfortably Numb

        If you believe Corey Feldman has ever been anything more than a no talent attention whore who briefly got lucky, then you are probably one of the dozen or so people who bought his last album.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Wrong again.

          And you don’t need to have talent to be cast well.

      • Satanzilla

        Eew.

        • PsychoMantis18

          What’s eew?

          • Satanzilla

            Oh that’s just what I exclaim when I see a nonce salivating all over a photo of a teenaged boy. Do carry on.

    • RoboDouche

      I think whether or not you liked Sam and the Frog brothers depended on how old you were when you first saw it. I was 11 and thought they were awesome.

      Just like Ewoks. I loved those guys when they came out. Now I think they suck big time. Having said that Sam and the Frog brothers are still awesome in my book.

  • Jenny Kirkpatrick

    I think it would be an interesting idea if they just went ahead and left everything from the original alone. I don’t want to see someone else playing David in an appearance in an episode somewhere, and really don’t want another writer putting some cracked out head canon in to go with the original characters and try to make it canon.

  • Mimi Rupp

    Shame on you for not listing BIlly Wirth, and Brooke McCarter as part of the cast. They outshone both Coreys, actually played the vampires in the gang, and both of them stayed best friends until McCarter’s untimely death in 2015.

    • RoboDouche

      The Coreys were fricking awesome

    • Mark Lepine

      No way they out shined Corey Haim. Hell his career was bigger as a thirteen year old than both Wirth, and McCater entire careers.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Outshone the Corey’s??

      I don’t know how to respond to that it’s just so insane…….

  • Grimphantom

    7 season run? Someone is full of themselves thinking that…wait if the show is a hit then talk about how many seasons you plan on making….i mean they are jinxing themselves already with this.

  • Travis_Bickle

    I still believe!!!

  • PsychoMantis18

    7 seasons – Jesus! Why not wait and see how the first goes.

  • scy385

    I love The Lost Boys and have for the last 30 years, but I don’t know about this show. There were some very distinct things that made the movie cool and I don’t know if that vibe can be duplicated after so much time has passed and with a totally different crew and cast.

    • RoboDouche

      Yeah I don’t think they have a snowball’s chance in hell of recreating that magic but I really hope they can pull it off.

      If they do get ready for the rush to make Fright Night, The Thing or Monster Squad. Or any other awesome movie from the good old days. I don’t mind them rebooting or recreating this stuff. I see it as homage to the originals. 99% of the time they are utter crap but who cares, it just makes the originals look even better.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      BINGO you hit that nail right on the fuckin’ head!

  • Oh, great. Another series based on material that no one wants to see as a series.

    • RoboDouche

      I’d love to see more Lost Boys. I love that damn movie. If it’s rubbish I won’t watch it, but I’m not going to shit all over it before I’ve seen it.

  • Seven seasons! They should be glad if it gets past a pilot.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    THE LOST BOYS DEMO ARE MALES AGES 25+

    THE CW DEMO ARE GIRLS 18 AND UNDER

    I’m no genius but something tells me this isn’t going to work…….

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Can we just get a Near Dark remake on FX instead?

    I want to see vampires roaming the desert causing havoc through out the western US in their blacked out RV. That’s something I think they might have a chance at doing properly but unless they can make realistic CGI teenage Coreys like Benjerman Button style this one is dead before it gets off the ground.

    • PsychoMantis18

      What was wrong with the film?

      • Meisha’s Taint

        Nothing it’s near perfection. It just seems new ideas are no longer an option and the things they choose to remake are near impossible to remake at least near dark would stand a chance at a remake it’s not 100% reliant on the coreys and 80’s nostalgia. A Lost Boys remake just cant be done

        • PsychoMantis18

          New ideas are always an option and don’t let these braindead artless money-slaves tell you otherwise.

          • Satanzilla

            Wow that’s a brave stand, psoriasis monkey. Thanks for bravely stating the droolingly obvious as if it were some sort of eureka moment, although of course for you it probably was.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Speaking of braindead.. didn’t bravely state anything Simplezilla; read the comment I was responding to and maybe it will all make sense. Then again, with your proven track-record of exhibiting delusion, irrationality and stupidity, maybe not..

          • Satanzilla

            In other news from psoriasis monkey: water is wet and pain hurts.

  • Redsam6

    7 seasons, who the fuck do they think they are?

  • Khy

    CW? Ten bucks it doesn’t make it past season 1.

    CW vampire days are over.

    • Angela M Campany

      Yep !

  • Lord Elric

    Doesn’t Seven seasons equal 7 decades, here? Which means.they’d be in the 2030’s by season 7.

    • Sykes

      ’60s – 1
      ’70s – 2
      ’80s – 3
      ’90s – 4
      ’00s – 5
      ’10s – 6
      ’20s – 7

  • Vape

    its on the CW so its instant shit.

  • wrestling fan 36

    I don’t think it’ll last 2 seasons on the cw but then again look at supernatural, that show is in double digit seasons

  • Sykes

    I never thought Teen Wolf would make it, so I get why everyone is saying this will get cancelled.

    Never underestimate CW’s ability to get people to watch garbage for years on end. 🙂

    • Satanzilla

      Supernatural is the gold standard for that.

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