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The CW Is Developing a Lost Boys Series From the Creator of Veronica Mars

Will this be the successor to The Vampire Diaries?

Kaitlin Thomas

The Salvatores haven't even left the building and The CW is already preparing for their blood-sucking successors. The network is currently developing a series based on the '80s vampire film The Lost Boys, TVGuide.com has learned.

From iZombie and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, the potential series would re-imagine the cult film over seven seasons, with each season covering 10 years' time. The first season would be set in San Francisco in 1967, during the Summer of Love, and each subsequent season would feature new stories, new human characters and new settings. Only the vampires, a.k.a. the Lost Boys, would remain the same from season to season.


Kiefer Sutherland, The Lost Boys

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Released in 1987, The Lost Boys starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and -- because this was the '80s -- Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. In the film, Patric and Haim portray brothers who move to California and take on a gang of vampires led by Sutherland.

The news, first reported by Deadline, comes as The CW prepares to say goodbye to veteran drama The Vampire Diaries, which will debut its eighth and final season this fall.

Would you watch a series based on The Lost Boys?