The Lost Boys is a potential series at The CW. It is based on the 1987 film of the same name. It was created by Rob Thomas.[1]



Envisioned for a seven-season, anthology-style run, the series will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade. Season 1 will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.[1]


Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.[2]


The Lost Boys was originally developed for the 2017-18 television season at The CW with Rob Thomas as its executive producer, but the series ultimately did not move forward;[1] the series was ultimately redeveloped for the 2019-20 television season by Heather Mitchell, being given a pilot order by The CW; Thomas will remain as an executive producer alongside Mitchell, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz and Bill Bindley; Rebecca Franko will be a producer.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "‘The Lost Boys’ TV Series Based On Movie In Works At The CW With Rob Thomas". Deadline Hollywood (August 18, 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 " ‘Riverdale’ & ‘Jane’ Spinoffs, ‘Nancy Drew’ & ‘The Lost Boys’ Get the CW Pilot Orders". Deadline Hollywood (January 23, 2019).
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