Welcome to Horrorland are die hard Lost boys fans and the news that Rob Thomas (iZombie/Veronica Mars) is going to take on bringing The Lost Boys to the small screen has us a little anxious, but Thomas has a new vision for the tv show which could work if we seperate ourselves away from the original.
The news website Collider, spoke with Rob Thomas about the reinvention of The Lost Boys.
“In The Lost Boys movie, the vampires are bad. I didn’t think I would structure each season, so there’s a group of bad guys who are vampires, each year, that we’re trying to defeat. Part of it was wanting to have vampires who are not as goody-goody as Liv is in [iZombie]. I think that group of vampires can actually exist within the framework of the show I’m presenting The CW with. Those exact four guys can exist in the world that I’m creating. There are a number of these four-person and five-person groups of vampires who are roaming around together, so it’s possible you could run into that group, but I’m not playing that exact group. For one thing, they’re supposed to die in the ‘80s. I’ve adapted things where I’ve been religious about the material. Clearly, with iZombie, we took a lot of liberties. The story that I’m trying to tell in Season 1 of The Lost Boys is a story about two brothers and how tempted they are to fall in with these vampires and how tempted they are to want to be 22 forever. I am leaning into the Peter Pan notion of, if you join these vampires, you never have to grow up. Your life can be fun and you can attack life each day you’re immortal, and how appealing is that? I read a bit about what the original writer’s intentions were, and how a lot of that Peter Pan imagery got pulled away from what they ended up doing. I’m pushing it back in there.”
The new take on the Lost Boys fandom, is that the story, hopefully will span out seven seasons with each new season covering a decade, with the first season to be set in San Francisco during 1967’s Summer of Love. Each season, we will see the humans, and story all change with the vampires (The Lost Boys) will be the only thing to stay the same during the series run.