Rob Thomas Is Giving The CW More Vampires By Adapting The Lost Boys For TV

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As if The CW didn’t have enough vampires already, Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas is adapting The Lost Boys for television.

The Vampire Diaries may be rounding home plate but they still have the spinoff, The Originals. Vampires are a hot commodity though and the 1987 film starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, and Corey Feldman was just waiting to be capitalized on.

Deadline reports Thomas will make it happen. Here’s the approach he has planned according to Deadline.

Envisioned for a seven-season, anthology-style run, the series will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade. Season 1 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.

It was Gulfstream’s idea to remake The Lost Boys into a TV series through the company’s overall deal with WBTV. Thomas, who also is under an overall deal at WBTV, came on board and came up with the new take on the movie that was pitched and landed at the CW in a competitive situation, with two networks pursuing.

Cool. If they get seven seasons. I don’t have a ton of opinions on this remake but The Lost Boys certainly has a nostalgic place in my heart. That said, this series doesn’t sound like The Lost Boys, it sounds like every other vampire story. The appeal of The Lost Boys was the humans who got entangled with them. This show will have humans, but different humans potentially fighting the same fight, season after season.

I do love Thomas’ work so I’ll give it a try for sure. Or at the very least, Season 3.

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6 Responses to “Rob Thomas Is Giving The CW More Vampires By Adapting The Lost Boys For TV”

  1. lev36 says:

    “If there’s one thing about Santa Carla I can’t stand, it’s all the damn vampires!”

    Lost Boys was fun, but I have gotten kinda vampired-out these days, especially after watching Hemlock Grove. Terrible ending, IMO.

  2. MisterShoebox says:

    The thing about a LOT of vampire shows – True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Buffy (at times), ETC – is that it wants us to sympathize with the bloodsuckers and see them as poor woobies who are against the big mean humans who only go after them because humans are intolerant and should be honored – HONORED, I SAY – that the mighty main characters deign them worthy of murder.

    What worries me is that this show will be more of the same; “Conveniently ignore or overlook it whenever a main character does something deplorable like murder, murder, murder, or murder because they kill a few no-name extras and are really just swell people, you guys! And humans are so butthurt about it because they are mean!”

    I dunno. Maybe I’m throwing out my eggs before they’re rotten, here.

  3. Rob Thomas! I am excited. But this probably means we can kiss future Veronica Mars books goodbye.