The CW Recasting for ‘The Lost Boys’ TV Series
It seems that CW were not happy with the pilot episode of The Lost Boys TV series, but rather than passing on a good thing, the studio has given the project one more life line. The show has been given the go-ahead for reshoots, which sounds like they may be going back to the story boards, as all but two of the actors are being re-cast.
Producing studio Warner Bros.TV have released the entire cast of the pilot, but with two roles being held from the already shot pilot. Medalion Rahimi who plays Stella, a new version of Star, and Dakota Shapiro (David) have both been optioned and will return for the new shoot, which will probably take place before the year is out. Deadline report that
Launching a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy movie The Lost Boys had been high in the priority list for the CW brass. The network first tapped Rob Thomas to conceive and write a Lost Boys series during the 2016-17 development season. While the project didn’t go to pilot, the CW execs remained very high on the title and had been looking to redevelop it.
So someone out there has a good amount of faith in the project to give it another stab in the heart. That’s great news for horror fans who have already lost one promising TV series this year, thanks to the Tremors show not being optioned.
In The Lost Boys reboot, after the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
Fingers crossed that the studios can knock this one out of the park… because we all deserve some fresh blood injected into our TV lives.