Rio Mangini and Del Zamora are the latest cast members to join the pilot for ‘The Lost Boys’, a vampire series based on the 1987 horror movie, which may wind up being picked up to series by The CW.
Mangini will play Sam Emerson, the younger of two sons of Lucy (played by Kiele Sanchez), who move to her hometown of Santa Carla, CA, following the death of her husband, the boys’ father. Tyler Posey will play Sam’s older brother, Michael, who finds himself drawn into the mysterious underworld of vampires that have chosen Santa Carla as the site of their nest. Sam is described as having a “high level of literacy… matched by an equally high level of snark.” While Lucy and Michael may find themselves enchanted by Santa Carla, Sam doesn’t share the sentiment but finds kindred spirits in the Frog Sisters, Liza and Cassie (Cheyenne Haynes and Haley Tju).
Zamora plays Lucy’s father, Frank Garcia, who is described as “a cantankerous old hippie who owns a beloved local bed and breakfast. In spite of his laid-back appearance, he’s a strict disciplinarian who probably knows more about the dark side of town than he cares to tell.”
The cast also includes Sarah Hay, Medalion Rahimi, and Dakota Shapiro as Mollie, Stella and David, three of the lead vampires.
Mangini appeared in Netflix’s woefully underrated ‘Everything Sucks!’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’, and lent his voice to ‘Miles from Tomorrowland’.
Zamora has had roles on ‘True Blood’, ‘The Red Road’, ‘Lopez’, and most recently on Amazon Prime’s ‘Sneaky Pete’. His career stretches back to the ’80s, with him having appeared in films such as ‘Repo Man’, ‘Robocop’ and ‘Born in East LA’.
The ‘Lost Boys’ pilot was written by Heather Mitchell and will be directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
After 25 years away from home, Lucy Emerson (who is at the end of her financial rope) returns home to the small California beach town of Santa Carla, to live with her father Frank and teach at the local high school. But Lucy either doesn’t know or doesn’t share the town’s big secret with her two sons, Michael and Sam: Santa Carla has a nest of vampires secreted inside the city limits, and they are getting hungrier by the day.
We’ll have to wait and see if The CW orders ‘The Lost Boys’ to series, so check back for updates.