There’s been recent TV tradition of relaunching classic properties with characters in new gender roles, like a female Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, for example, or a female Higgins in the new Magnum P.I. So if we’re going to relaunch The Lost Boys as a new series on the CW, then why not go with a pair of Frog Sisters rather than a pair of Frog Brothers, right? Prepare to meet Liza and Cassie Frog, Santa Clara’s new resident comic book purveyors and vampire hunters.
Deadline is reporting that Cheyenne Haynes (HBO’s Camping) and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) are joining The Lost Boys in the roles once held by Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander in the original cult classic from 1987 directed by Joel Schumacher. “Sharp, cool and lightly Goth, the Frog Sisters are teenage locals who work at Santa Carla’s comic-book store,” says Deadline in a description of the characters. “Until Sam arrives, they think they’re the only ones aware of the darkness in this town”
In that same article, it was also announced that Sarah Hay (Flesh and Bone) was joining the cast as Mollie, who seems to be a new character created for the show. Deadline says Mollie is a vampire sired by David, and is now his rival for leadership of the local vampires “She travels in a small pack with her eternally 8-year-old son, Laddie, and a guardian, Hiram, who’s there to make sure she doesn’t get into too much trouble,” adds Deadline.
Haynes, Tju, and Hay join a cast that already includes Tyler Posey, Dakota Shapiro, Madelion Rahimi and Kiele Sanchez. As with the original film, the new series will follow brothers Michael (Posey) and Sam Emerson who move to beautiful seaside Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy (Sanchez). As the brothers explore their new town, they happen upon its dark side, a roving band of vampires lead by the charismatic David (Shapiro).
The original film starred Jason Patric as Michael, Corey Haim as Sam, Dianne Wiest as Lucy, and Kiefer Sutherland as David. The Lost Boys series is being written and created by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and Still Star-Crossed creator Heather Mitchell. Catherine Hardwicke, director of Thirteen and the first Twilight movie, will film the pilot.