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“THE LOST BOYS” are flying to the CW

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | News


The 1987 vampire hit THE LOST BOYS spawned a pair of direct-to-video sequels and talk of a Frog Brothers TV series that never materialized, and now it’s headed back to the small screen.

Variety reports that the CW (which has previously hosted THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and its spinoffs THE ORIGINALS and LEGACIES) has ordered a LOST BOYS pilot, to be written and executive-produced by Heather Mitchell, whose numerous TV credits include SCANDAL, MEDIUM and ELEVENTH HOUR. The storyline essentially follows that of the original movie: Two teenage brothers move with their recently widowed mom to the California seaside town of Santa Carla. While hanging out at the boardwalk, they discover that the area is inhabited by a group of eternally youthful vampires who try to lure them into joining their ranks. No other talent has been announced as of now.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.