As much as I don’t want to see ‘The Lost Boys’ get rebooted in general, I can understand why it would be fitting for the series to land on The CW in a young adult version guided by Rob Thomas. It doesn’t mean that I like the idea of another horror reboot in any form, but I get it. The CW and Rob Thomas have already proven that taking the undead to a young adult audience really works with ‘iZombie,’ so now it is time to move onto vampires from zombies.
I mean, with the original movie having a tagline of “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.” how could this not be a perfect fit for the network?
The story is being pitched slightly different than the film as it is aiming to have a seven-season run and be set up as an anthology style story telling. The story will be told over 70 years with each season telling the story of a decade. The first season will kick off in San Francisco in 1967 during the Summer of Love. During each season we’ll have a different setting and human cast though the same set of vampires will guide the story.
That is, those who live through the events of each season will carry on. Their focus will actually be to explore what immortality would really mean if you had it and those around you didn’t.
The concept sounds extremely different from the actual film and honestly, the series pitch has me intrigued. I do wish that they had maybe gone with a different name and theme as to not make this a reboot but we might be in for something special here. It would also be pretty entertaining to see some of the original actors show up as cameos in the series.
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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!