We’re late on this, but had to catch up on some day-sleeping in our vampire lair at Hudson’s Bluff. What’s important is that we’re here for you now and so is The CW.
Scoff if you will, but that network is currently giving us four (!) DC shows (two of which are really great!) and other solid series such as our beloved Supernatural, The 100, and iZombie. That last show is one of my favorites on air currently and that’s in no short part to showrunner, Rob Thomas. He created Veronica Mars, a series that I watch every few years because I need to remind myself that it’s okay to have good things.
So when I hear that Rob Thomas has The Lost Boys in development at The CW maybe we should keep our thoughts in check about what they’re bringing us in entertainment. I’m a huge fan of The Lost Boys and watch it at least once a year, usually in October of course, but the soundtrack is often played year-round. That film strikes a chord and balances a lot of genres in a way that isn’t easy to do.
Here’s the description of what the plan for the series is via IGN:
The potential series is planned to span seven seasons, each featuring a different supporting cast and setting, with the only constant being its crew of vampires (aka Lost Boys) who never age. The series would tell a 70-year story, with each season covering the events of an entire decade, with the first season taking place in the 1960s in San Francisco.
San Fran doesn’t immediately sound as cool as “Murder Capital of the World”, Santa Carla, but the rest of it does! Spanning seven seasons is bold, but a great concept in that we’d start in the 60’s and eventually end up to present days during the final season. If only they would start it in the 80’s where the original movie did so we could see a Lost Boys series that takes place in the not too distant future. Damn. That would be cool. I really do like the rest of the concept though. That’s creative television.
Will the 80’s set third season be the best because obvious? And will the 90’s and 00’s seasons be kind of blah?
Odds on a Frog Brother or relative of some sort showing up?