THE LOST BOYS Series Looking to Recast All but Two Characters and the Pilot Will Be Reshot
If you ask me, I think this The Lost Boys series has been kind of doomed from the start. The ‘80s movie it’s based on was so good, has such a cult following, and still holds up as a great, fun movie. The CW just adds a certain layer of cheese to a project that is hard for even me to digest. So I think they should just make originals and keep working on the series that have been successes for them. But no one asked me. I’m just here to report.
So, Deadline has reported that while The CW decided back in May not to go ahead with the pilot for the series, they did authorize the creators to “retool” the project, which means recasting the majority of the actors. Two of the stars, Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro, have been hired to stay on with the pilot for the series, which will aim to recast and shoot by the end of this year. Here’s the series description:
In The Lost Boys reboot, after the sudden death of their father, brothers Michael and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
So there you have it. Maybe a cast overhaul will do the series some good. Are you willing to give it a shot?