With all the recent 80s and 90s nostalgia in movies and television, it’s only a matter of time for studios to go digging in the crates for the potential of polishing their existing franchises. With the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys coming next year, it’s only a matter of time for us to once again revisit The Frog Brothers from the 1987 vampire horror comedy. There were talks of a fourth movie (who knew there were 2 direct to video sequels?) way back when, but it never came to fruition. Now it looks like the classic film will get the reboot treatment on the small screen.
The CW is now in talks for a reboot of The Lost Boys. The show will be run by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas for the CW, Warner Bros. TV, and Gulfstream TV. The show will have a 7-year plan in which each season will chronicle a decade, making the entire arc of the show cover 70 years surrounding the immortal vampires. The first season will start in 1967 during the time of the “summer of love” in San Francisco as the vampires discover how to deal with their immortality. Each season will be an anthology where the humans, the setting, and the antagonist will continue to change. Only the vampires will remain as constants throughout the series.
Now because the show starts way before the first film did in the timeline, there’s is no word if there will be any cameos by any of the cast members from the original film. One would figure that maybe by season 3 or 4 we might get to see the Frog brothers or members of the vampire biker gang from the original film given the 10-year gap between seasons in the proposed timeline. Wouldn’t it be cool if we got to see Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, or Corey Feldman to cameo an episode in a later season? Thomas is also working on iZombie for the CW, so he knows how to blend horror and comedy together and make it network-friendly. With The Vampire Diaries entering its final season, The Lost Boys could be a good show for The Vampire Diaries to pass the torch to.