The CW has been doing good business with vampires for the better part of a decade, and now the network is filtering the trademark bloodsuckers through a 1980s classic.
Variety reports the network is developing a television adaptation of the 1987 film The Lost Boys, with Rob Thomas (iZombie, Veronica Mars) attached to produce. The project is being billed as an anthology, with each season dealing with a decade of time through the eyes of a group of immortal vampires. The pitch is to tell a story across 70 years (meaning they’ve conceived a seven-season plan). The first season will take place in San Francisco circa 1967.
Each season will feature an all-new cast of humans, a new setting and a new antagonist. Of course, the Lost Boys will remain the same. The network is already bringing the film Frequency to series this season, and this would mark the second film-to-TV project in as many seasons. As far as vampires go, Lost Boys should fit right in with Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and The Originals on the schedule.
What do you think of the pitch? Are you into a shifting vampire anthology?