Two projects we’ve been following closely on Horror Freak News are the Charmed reboot and the Lost Boys TV Series. Excitement surrounding each show proves that horror is making major inroads in television programing, from cable stations to basic networks. THR dropped new on both shows earlier this afternoon—and it’s good news in both cases.
With all six of its pilot pickups locked in, The CW is already looking toward next season’s development cycle. The younger-skewing network has opted to roll development on its high-profile adaptations of Charmed and The Lost Boys to next season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sources say the Charmed draft didn’t come in the way The CW had hoped and that [Jennie Snyde] Urman, who remains busy wrapping up the third season of the Gina Rodriguez critical darling Jane the Virgin didn’t have the proper time to commit to it this season. Urman will take on a larger role in retooling Charmed for next season once she’s out of the woods on showrunning Jane. Jane writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin penned the current draft.
On The Lost Boys:
The Lost Boys, meanwhile, hails from Warner Bros. Television, where iZombie boss [Rob] Thomas is under an overall deal. The new take on the 1987 vampire movie reimagines the film over seven seasons (and 70 years) with each frame covering a decade. In success, the first run will be set in San Francisco during 1967’s so-called Summer of Love. Each season will see the humans, setting, antagonist and story all change. Only the vampires — aka the Lost Boys — will remain the same.
We’ll keep you posted on the progress of each show as details emerge. Stay tuned!