The Charmed and Lost Boys reboots will get another shot at TV next year

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Feb 3, 2017

Today, with the pilot order for the superhero series Black Lightning, The CW completed its pilot season run. With most of its high-profile series -- including four superhero dramas -- continuing their runs into next season, the network picked up six pilots ... and left two major reboot concepts in development: Charmed and The Lost Boys.

Though neither drama scored a pickup, both will take another trip through the development cycle and will be in consideration for the 2018-2019 season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 1976-set Charmed reboot, from Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin and producer Jennie Snyder Urman, turned in a draft the network wasn't satisifed with, and Urman is hoping to devote more time to helping retool it when Jane wraps its third season.

As for The Lost Boys reboot, which will follow the tituar vampire clan over seven decades in seven seasons if it has its way, writer/producer Rob Thomas (iZombie) will have another year to fine-tune his concept.

So, both shows get a second chance to make a good impression and both Urman and Thomas will continue their solid relationships with the network. What does this mean for the current CW lineup? Well, not much if your show's already been renewed, but if you're waiting for good news about The Originals or you're a midseason series like iZombie, your renewal chances might have just gone up.

Expect to hear plenty more from Charmed and The Lost Boys this time next year.