A TV remake of “The Lost Boys” is in the works at The CW.
The series, which will be based on the 1987 horror comedy movie of the same name, will be produced by “iZombie” showrunner Rob Thomas, according to Deadline.
The show is set for seven seasons. Each season will feature a different decade starting from the '70s. The cast will be different each season, except for the main boys. The first season will be set in San Francisco.
The series will focus heavily on the idea of immortality. In the film that the series is based on, two brothers, played by Jason Patric and Corey Haim, moved from Arizona to California. In their new town, they find out that a gang of vampires lives there.
The film also featured Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Brooke McCarter, Jamison Newlander and Dianne Wiest, among many others. The movie was followed by two straight-to-DVD sequels in 2008 to 2010, according to HitFix, but both of them failed to please critics.
Aside from a TV show, “The Lost Boys” will continue to live on in another medium. A sequel to the horror-comedy feature will be made available to fans via a comic book, according to Variety. The miniseries, which will be published by Vertigo, will be written by Tim Seeley and illustrated by Scott Godlewski and Patricia Mulvihill.
“'The Lost Boys' was one of my entry points into the horror genre, and I've been fascinated ever since,” Seeley said. “Getting the chance to write a sequel to the film, featuring the original characters, and getting to work with Scott, Patricia and Tony is truly a high point in my comic book-making career.”
The comics will be released on Oct. 12. The TV series remake, however, has not been given an air date.