We’ve been following news of a TV series based on the seminal 1980s vampire horror The Lost Boys since it was first announced last August. To recap:
The CW has landed The Lost Boys, a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros. horror comedy movie, from Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas, Gulfstream TV and Warner Bros. Television. The project sounds extremely ambitious, with Thomas envisioning a 7 season run spanning 70 fictional years!
Season one will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same. (Source)
Thomas recently sat down with the folks at Collider.com where he dished more on what fans can expect when the show comes to fruition:
“The story that I’m trying to tell in Season 1 of The Lost Boys is a story about two brothers and how tempted they are to fall in with these vampires and how tempted they are to want to be 22 forever. I am leaning into the Peter Pan notion of, if you join these vampires, you never have to grow up. Your life can be fun and you can attack life each day you’re immortal, and how appealing is that? I read a bit about what the original writer’s intentions were, and how a lot of that Peter Pan imagery got pulled away from what they ended up doing. I’m pushing it back in there.”
You can check out the entire interview, HERE.
In the original The Lost Boys (1987): Following the divorce of their parents, Micheal (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) Emerson, along with their mother Lucy (Dianne Wiest), move to Santa Carla, California to live with their mother’s father, a peculiar old man (Barnard Hughes). Santa Carla happens to be the murder capital of the world.