After winning a multiple network bidding war, the CW is in the process of developing a TV series based on 1987 Kiefer Sutherland vampire film The Lost Boys. The new adaptation of the cult classic is a Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, iZombie) project that reportedly is planned to consist of a seven season run in which each season covers a decade, creating a story that spans over 70 years in total. Each season will stand alone (think American Horror Story), with only the Lost Boys being the mainstays that appear in all seven seasons. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first season will be set in San Francisco during 1967’s so-called Summer of Love.
The news is especially fitting for The CW, seeing as it comes at a time when the network is bidding farewell to The Vampire Diaries after a successful eight season run. The plot of the original Joel Schumacher film — that helped launch the movie careers of stars Sutherland, Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, and Corey Feldman — follows a pair of brothers that move to a California town that they soon realize is invested with vampires. Their battle with the immortal blood suckers was such a hit in the original that it led to two more (although less popular) movies, Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst.