The Lost Boys TV Series Takes a Step Back as The CW Orders a Reworked Pilot

It might be back to the drawing board for at least some aspects of the upcoming television re-imagining of the classic horror-comedy.

By Chris Morse

It looks like the pilot episode of The Lost Boys TV series was not quite a hit at The CW. Although the episode was completed, Deadline reports the show did not receive a series order this time around. However, the network has not given up on the property just yet, as it has ordered a reworked pilot that could include some major changes. According to the report, The CW executives loved the script, but not all elements of the pilot came together in the execution.

We can only speculate on what a reworked pilot might look like compared to the first try at it, but it could certainly include one or more recastings, depending on what aspects of the episode the network was unhappy with. The show naturally garnered some controversy over switching around a few key characters and roles, which is to be expected with fandoms these days, so it’s very much possible we could see a backtrack on some of these changes.

This first attempt at The Lost Boys TV series starred Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) as Michael Emerson, Rio Mangini (Everything Sucks!, Teen Wolf) as his brother, Sam, and Kiele Sanchez (Kingdom) as their mother, Lucy. Cheyenne Haynes (Camping) and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) were tapped to play the Frog Sisters, Liza and Cassie, one deviation from the original film, while the lineup also included Del Zamora, Sarah Hay, Medalion Rahimi, and Dakota Shapiro.

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke directed the pilot, which was written by Heather Mitchell. It’s unknown whether all or only some of the above names will be involved in the reworked effort, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with all the latest details right here on Dead Entertainment. Stay tuned for more on The Lost Boys whenever we have updates to share!

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo