The Lost Boys Executive Producer Gives An Update On The CW Pilot

While the CW did not give The Lost Boys pilot a series in May, it did not give the reboot the ax. The CW has kept the idea alive and has asked the pilot to be retooled. Executive Producer and original writer of the pilot Rob Thomas spoke to Deadline at the Television Critics Association last Friday on the project, revealing there is still plenty of hope for his vision.

“The writer, Heather Mitchell, is doing a rewrite on the script right now, we have gotten through the notes process,” Thomas explained. “We are going to shoot the pilot this fall. There were scenes that we thought we could do a better job on, so it’s going through a 40% rewrite. It’s not a total rewrite.” Mitchell is best known for her writing on the hit ABC series Scandal, starring Kerry Washington. Thomas went into further explanation regarding the retooling of the script:

“Two years ago, I wrote a very outside-the-box version of it. The network didn’t want to go that far outside the box. So fortunately, the writer who is working on it right now, Heather Mitchell, loves the original movie and is eager to make the series look a little bit more like the original Lost Boys. It’s two human brothers showing up in this California beach town with the amusement park and a vampire infestation. It’s going to have a lot in common with the movie.”

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The reboot seems to follow the same scenario as the film. A mother and her two boys move to beautiful Santa Carla after the death of her husband, looking for a new start. Inevitably, the family is introduced to the night-dewling youths that are more than what they seem. Dakota Shapiro (Valley Of The Boom) is signed on to play David (originally played in the film by 24 and Designated Survivor star Kiefer Sutherland) while Medalion Rahimi (NCIS: Los Angeles) will be playing Stella, who is a variation of the original character Star (originally played by Square Pegs star Jami Gertz).

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