Monday, September 12, 2016

EDITORIAL: Will 'The Lost Boys' Survive As They Head To The CW?

If you are familiar with any of my movie reviews, then you know how much I love '80s cinema. My most recent review was of the 1987 vampire film, The Lost BoysWell, it seems this movie is becoming a TV series on the CW network, according to Deadline. They were the first to report the story followed by Entertainment Weekly last month.

There will be a big void in the CW's lineup without The Vampire Diaries, which begins its final season in October, and The Lost Boys could definitely fill it. I've never watched The Vampire Diaries myself, but I know it's very popular on the network, and hopefully The Lost Boys will be just as popular. If done right, I definitely think it could be, and more so.

As a huge fan of the movie, I'm thoroughly anticipating the start of this series. The show's concept sounds interesting to me as well. I'm looking forward to seeing what storylines they come up with. Are they going to go in the direction of the Twilight series or maybe Buffy the Vampire Slayer? It is the CW after all.

I'm not sure who they are going to get to star in this, but it would be wonderful if they cast some of the actors from the 1987 movie. If they decide to go with a younger cast (which is something the CW is known for), I would love to see some of the original movie cast at least make guest appearances.

Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars and iZombie, is at the helm of the series. He has envisioned a seven season anthology, with each season spanning a different decade over 70 years. The first being set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. The only thing that remains the same from one season to the next are the vampires. Everything else changes.

I love the show's concept and believe that it has great potential. Vampires never go out of style. This movie was one of my favorites growing up and I hope the series does it justice. I just hope it doesn't become some mediocre show that barely anyone watches, which happens far too often with film-to-TV adaptations.

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