It was reported earlier this year that the CW ordered a television remake of the 1987 teen vampire flick The Lost Boys. Deadline is now reporting that Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) will be directing the new show’s pilot. Part of the cast has been revealed, too. Tapped to star in the series so far are Tyler Posey (Truth or Dare), Kiele Sanchez (The Purge: Anarchy), Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed), and Dakota Shapiro (Valley of the Boom).
As previously revealed, the series—which has been in development by the network since 2016—is about two brothers dealing with the recent loss of their father while moving back to Santa Carla, California with their mother. There, they encounter a secret underworld of vampires.
This isn’t Tyler Posey’s first film-to-television adaptation —he’s best known for playing Scott McCall in MTV’s cult hit Teen Wolf—and nor will it be his last as he’s appearing in the upcoming third season of the Scream TV series. You can catch him in Gregg Araki’s Now Apocalypse on Starz next month, too.
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In The Lost Boys, Posey will be portraying older brother Michael Emerson, who was played by Jason Patric (Sleepers) in the film. Michael‘s plans to attend medical school are postponed when he’s diagnosed with the same disease his father died of. His younger brother Sam has yet to be cast. Kiele Sanchez will be playing the Emerson brothers’ widowed mother Lucy.
Like in Joel Schumacher’s film, Michael meets a love interest in the form of “carefree and Californian” Stella. To his disappointment, though, Stella (played by Medalion Rahimi) already has a boyfriend. Australian actor Dakota Shapiro will be vamping out as David, a character made iconic by Kiefer Sutherland (Flatliners).
Besides the first film in the popular Twilight franchise, Catherine Hardwicke has also directed Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and most recently, Miss Bala. Her television work includes directing episodes of Eyewitness,This is Us, Hell on Wheels, Low Winter Sun, and Reckless.
Executive producers are Heather Mitchell (Scandal), Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), Dan Etheridge (iZombie), Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley. Rebecca Franko and Juliana Janes will be producers.