Deadline is reporting that The CW’s pilot for its series adaptation of The Lost Boys has added newcomer Branden Cook, Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel), and Castle Rock‘s Ruby Cruz.
Based on the cult 1987 film starring Corey Haim and Kiefer Sutherland, with Heather Mitchell (Scandal) and Rob Thomas (iZombie) adapting for television, The Lost Boys follows a mother and her two Gen Z sons as they move back to her seaside hometown in North Carolina for a fresh start. However, they soon realize the town is overrun by dangerous vampires and the brothers find themselves on the opposite sides of a mythological struggle.
Cook plays Garrett, the older of the brothers. His character is said to be a version of Michael Emerson, the character played by Jason Patric in the film.
Younes portrays charismatic Benjamin, leader of the town’s gang of vampires. His character is said to be a version of David, the character played by Kiefer Sutherland in the film.
Cruz is set as Elsie, who hits it off with Garrett when they meet shortly after he arrives in town. Her character is said to be a version of Star, the character played by Jami Gertz in the film.
The Lost Boys is one of four traditional pilots The CW ordered for 2020-21, joining political drama Maverick, CBS castoff The Republic of Sarah, and martial arts saga Kung Fu. The network also has backdoor pilots that would spinoff Arrow and The 100 if ordered.
Cook will next be seen in upcoming HBO series Industry, from Lena Dunham. In addition to his role on the ABC summer drama, Younes has appeared on the likes of Love Child, Hiding, and Home and Away, while Cruz’s television credits include Blue Bloods.