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The Lost Boys to become a series on The CW, 7 seasons planned

08.19.2016by: Cody Hamman

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During their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con at the end of July, The CW announced that their show The Vampire Diaries was coming to an end - the upcoming eighth season will be the final one. Looking ahead, The CW needs to fill a Vampire Diaries-sized gap in their programming schedule, and it looks like they're sticking with what they know works: vampire drama.

The CW has picked up a series adaptation of the popular 1987 Joel Schumacher vampire film THE LOST BOYS. Veronica Mars / iZombie creator Rob Thomas has developed the series based on the concepts presented in the film and has come up with an idea that "will explore what it really means to be immortal" over the course of several years.

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.

It's an interesting approach, and it's very bold that they're aiming for a seven season run right out of the gate. Here's hoping the show will be good enough to gather an audience that will keep it on air for seven years so the showrunners can tell the full story they have in mind.

A collaboration of Warner Bros. Television, Gulfstream TV, and Thomas's Spondoolie Productions, The Lost Boys will be executive produced by Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, and Bill Bindley.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of The Lost Boys coming to TV?
Source: Deadline

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