Not waiting for the news’ corpse to get too cold, a day after it was announced The CW had ordered the series pilot for The Lost Boys to be retooled with an entirely new cast (except for Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro, who had their options extended), original film star Corey Feldman is chiming in. Feldman was one-half of the film’s famous Frog Brothers, with Jamison Newlander as his cinematic sibling – a pairing Feldman feels should be revisited… since they’re recasting roles anyway:
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) July 1, 2019
Something Feldman and Newlander should keep in mind: the Frog Brothers are now the Frog Sisters. in the series pilot. While Cheyenne Haynes and Haley Tju are no longer set for those roles, there is no indication that there will be any changes to the script – especially considering how high the network is on Heather Mitchell‘s (Scandal) script.
Written by Mitchell, The Lost Boys series centers on the sudden death of brothers Michael and Sam Emerson’s father, resulting in a 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.
Shapiro is set as lead vamp David (originally played by 24‘s Kiefer Sutherand), with Rahimi as Stella – a variation on Jami Gertz‘s (Square Pegs) character Star from the original film.
Veronica Mars‘ Rob Thomas was first approached about the project ahead of the 2016-2017 development season, though it would end up not going to pilot. The network was interested in redeveloping the project but with Thomas’ work on the upcoming Veronica Mars return for Hulu keeping him busy, Mitchell’s script was ordered to pilot. While Mitchell’s script is still in place, the inital pilot apparently didn’t live up to the script’s quality and nver came together enough for the network’s liking.
Mitchell is set to executive produce the project, alongside Thomas and Dan Etheridge for Spondoolie and Mike Karz and Bill Bindley for Gulfstream. Spondoolie’s Rebecca Franko produces alongside Gulfstream’s Juliana Janes.