Will The Lost Boys take the place of The Vampire Diaries? We don’t know yet, but that could be the hope of many Vampire fans that will be left with nothing after the eighth season closer. However, that’s not what really has folks concerned. The original film starred the two Corey’s (Haim (may he rest in peace) and Feldman), Jason Patric, Jami Gertz and Kiefer Sutherland. It’s quite the coincidence since DC/Vertigo has announced that they are releasing a new Lost Boys comic series in October and The CW will have an open time slot next fall, plenty of time to develop this new property into a show.
There is no speculation about what characters the show will follow. The only thing offered, so far, is it will be a limited series with seven seasons, no specific length on those seasons, but each season will cover a decade. The surroundings will change but the vampire characters won’t.
Great! Now that we’ve got that bit out of the way… Here’s the trouble with the concept.
The Lost Boys was about the brothers, Michael and Sam played by Jason Patric and Corey Haim. How is that? “Lost Boys” is a metaphor for their situation. Their mom got a divorce from their dad and moved them from their home in Arizona to California to live with their old hippie grandfather, who is peculiar beyond words! They don’t fit in, there are strange things going on and Michael falls in with a bad crowd, the vampires, all because of a girl. So, he’s “lost.” Sam realizes what’s going on and with the help of the equally as peculiar Frog brothers. They do save him in the end and there were two other Lost Boys movies. (I haven’t seen them. I’m afraid. I liked the first one, a lot.)
Okay, yeah, I get it. We can always argue that The Lost Boys refers to Peter Pan, his band of Lost Boys and the concept of immortality. That brings up the other point… The original vampires died. The exceptions were Star, Michael and the little boy and they reverted back to “normal.” So, is the show going to follow the characters from the movie, all new characters, or characters from the comic book?
I, for one, can’t wait to see what Warner Brothers and Gulfstream TV will cook up for us. I hope it will be awesome and deserving of the 1987 film. (Which I did not see in the theatre, much to my chagrin. My parents said I was much too young, but I saw it when it came out on Beta! Yeah, old as dirt.)
As we close be aware that this is such a new deal, it’s not listed anywhere on IMDBPro. Rob Thomas, not the singer but the writer responsible for Veronica Mars, is said to be attached as one of the developers. This could be good then.