Lost Boys TV Series

Lost Boys Series From Veronica Mars Boss Rob Thomas Eyed at The CW

The CW is preparing for life after The Vampire Diaries: The network is developing a series adaptation of the vamp-themed 1987 horror-comedy The Lost Boys, shepherded by Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas.

According to Deadline, the project explores what it really means to be immortal, with each potential season chronicling a decade of the 70-year-old saga. The human characters, the setting and the main antagonist will change with each season, per Deadline. Only the undead Lost Boys will remain the same.

The Joel Schumacher film starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

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16 Comments
  1. Are these TV execs just googling ‘films’ and hitting the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button to decide what film to adapt next?!?

    • Patrick says:

      It is so hard to get viewers to sample a show. You can make a great product, but if no one samples it, immediately, it dies on the vine. Cheers was poorly rated its first year. But fans discovered it in reruns over the summer, and it basically launched a 20 year run of success for NBC. That doesn’t happen anymore. If a show is poorly rated out of the gate, people that might watch it later no longer do so. So the show is dead. Other monsters wait until they can binge several eps at once.
      .
      Well, the producers of shows can not make money that way. What they have to do is find some way to get people to sample a show at least once. If the product is good enough, it can survive from there. A great way to do that is to repurpose existing IP.

      • Dysturbed says:

        As you know, when shows like Cheers were on for example, there were only a few other networks to serve as options compared to the hundreds today. If someone wasn’t watching CBS, ABC, PBS, Fox (which primarily aired movies then), or maybe WGN at that time that Cheers was on, but still wanted to watch tv, there was a pretty good chance that Cheers would be their choice. Therefore networks were able to afford to give shows like that more time to find their audience.

        These days, if a show doesn’t start out really well or at least decent, it’s usually doomed from the start because the chances of ratings starting low then going up to a high enough level are small.

      • Tv viewer says:

        Then again, neither Game of Thrones nor The Walking Dead started as the massive hits they are now. They were allowed to continue because the writers had faith in the story. And the network invested in said story regardless of ratings.

        Networks are afraid to invest in a good story, so they sample proven products: reboots, revivals, anything with CSI, DC comic, the names Shondra Rhimes in it, etc. Problem is they still have to invest time im an audience, they just don’t realize it because “you can’t go wrong” with Sumergirl.

        I just don’t see why can’t they risk it with a fresh story, like The Big Bang Theory, Lost or Cheers risked it once upon a time.

  2. Marcos says:

    If it is as good as iZombie I’m in

  3. Mary says:

    I guess the CW is not over with the vampires, just they are over with Julie writing. I like this concept, each season a new decade, that could be fun

  4. Lost Boy Forever says:

    Best idea I have heard in years. Get Feldman to guest star as his vampire hunter and I am setting the DVR for the season!

    • Dysturbed says:

      Since the show will span a different decade each season, having him play that character wouldn’t work til years into the series, if it even makes it that long. It would be interesting though if he played a different character each season that is supposedly a member of that family.

  5. Tj says:

    So much yes!!!!

  6. Nicole says:

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  7. Gern Blanston says:

    Oh goody. Another mediocre property from the 80’s that people are going to freak out about being remade.

  8. Rook says:

    You made me at Rob Thomas.

  9. Christopher says:

    Hell yeah!
    You had me at Rob Thomas!

  10. Marco Piazzo says:

    That sounds really cool, to be honest.

  11. Brigid says:

    Loved the movie and love Rob Thomas. I’m in!!!

  12. Christy says:

    I missed this the first time around. Normally I would be appalled but… Rob Thomas is so good at this “tv” thing he does. So now I’m optimistic.