After spending six seasons playing a werewolf, Tyler Posey is entering the world of vampires, as the male lead in the pilot for a potential series, ‘The Lost Boys’, for The CW. The show is, of course, based on the classic 1987 horror movie, which was directed by Joel Schumacher. Posey will portray Michael, the elder of the two Emerson brothers, who move to a new oceanside California town with their mother Lucy. Michael was played by Jason Patric in the original film.
Speaking of Lucy, Kiele Sanchez will play the Emerson matriarch, a role embodied by Dianne Weist in the film. In addition to Posey and Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro join the cast. Shapiro plays David, the leader of the vampires, who was portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland in the film. Rahimi’s character is essentially the same as Jami Gertz’s Star, but her name will be Stella.
Unlike in the film, in which Lucy is a recent divorcée, on the TV series, she will be a widow. Following her husband’s death, she is forced to take her two sons, Michael and Sam, and move back to her home town of Santa Carla, CA– “something she’s dreaded since causing a town scandal 27 years ago, when she ditched her boyfriend to run off with another man.” Santa Carla is described as “home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires.”
Michael, who plans to attend Columbia Medical School, finds his world turned upside down when he is diagnosed with the same “genetic weakness” that killed his father. He finds solace when he strikes up a friendship with Stella, “who runs a concession stand on the Santa Carla boardwalk.”
Stella is described as “carefree and Californian, has an immediate spark with Michael, but she’s not single: Her boyfriend is the sexy, dangerous and immortal vampire David, who is sometimes scary and always intense. The leader of a vampire gang, he’s wildly in love with Stella, who’s the only one who can control him.”
‘The Lost Boys’ pilot was written by Heather Mitchell, with Catherine Hardwick (‘Twilight’) directing the pilot. Mitchell, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley executive produce.
Posey has remained busy after the end of ‘Teen Wolf’, going on to star on ‘Jane the Virgin’, and ‘Scream: The TV Series’, while he lends his voice to ‘Elena of Avalor’ and ‘Marvel Rising’. He appeared on the big screen in last year’s horror flick ‘Truth or Dare’. He will also be seen in the upcoming Starz series ‘Now Apocalypse’.
Sanchez has been a series regular on ‘The Glades’, followed by ‘Kingdom’. She was also seen in the films ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and Netflix’s ‘Benji’.
Rahimi recurs as Special Agent Fatima Namaz on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’. Prior to that, she appeared on ‘My Dead Ex’ which was available on Verizon’s ailed go90 service and on The CW’s summer series ‘The Outpost’. She played Princess Isabella on Shonda Rhimes’ short-lived ‘Still Star-Crossed’.
Shapiro starred as Stephan Paternot on NatGeo’s ‘Valley of the Boom’ and will appear on the upcoming horror movie ‘Eyes Without a Face’.
Hardwick’s latest film was the action flick ‘Miss Bala’, which is still in theaters. On television, she has directed the pilots for ‘Reckless’ and ‘Eyewitness’, and episodes of ‘This is Us’, ‘Hell on Wheels’, and ‘Low Winter Sun’.
Keep in mind, The CW has only ordered a pilot for ‘The Lost Boys’. Check back for updates, including confirmation of whether or not it gets picked up to series.