The Lost Boys Are Back!

Vampire lovers rejoice, the 1987 hit comedy-horror film “The Lost Boys” will be adapted as a 7 part anthology series on the CW.  Director Rob Thomas says that since vampires stay young forever, each season explores the Lost Boys in a different decade. The beginning would be “1967 Summer of Love Haight-Ashbury to be specific.”

Thomas said that since the series will be going past the 1980’s, in which the vampires died in the movie, he will invent a new group of Lost Boys. “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.”

Season One: San Francisco 1960’s
“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.”

Season Two: New York City 1970’s
“One of the things that I wanted to do was to center the show in places where youth culture was in flux,” Thomas said. “I would love to do 1978 New York, death of disco, birth of punk rock. Just places where it’s all happening would be great.”

Season Three: Austin 1980’s (Not Santa Carla)
“One of the ideas would be to do the ’80s in Austin,” Thomas said. “It’s where I grew up in the ’80s. I would love to do the ’80s in Austin not because it’s the perfect location, but because I know the ’80s in Austin.” Thomas did mention that th eLost Boys might visit Santa Carla in this season.

Season Four: Seattle 1990’s
Thomas said that this season would revolve around the 1990’s grunge movement.

Season Five: ?
Season Six: ?

Season Seven: Modern Day 2024
A seventh season would catch up to what will then be the new decade.
“In seven seasons we would catch up with present day,” Thomas said. “Technically we could be playing the 2024 election in seven years.”

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