Deadline is reporting that The CW’s series adaptation of The Lost Boys has added Teen Wolf actor Tyler Posey, Kingdom‘s Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed), and Valley of the Boom actor Dakota Shapiro. Posey plays Michael, whose plans to attend Columbia Medical School are derailed by the news that he shares the same genetic abnormality that killed his father; Sanchez is set as Michael’s mother Lucy, forced to move back home to the town she skipped out on 27 years ago after leaving her boyfriend for someone else; and Rahimi will be seen as Stella, a carefree Californian who sparks up a friendship with Michael despite her intense vampire gang leader boyfriend David (Shapiro).
Based on the 1987 cult horror film of the same name, with Heather Mitchell (Scandal) writing and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) executive producing, The Lost Boys follows brothers Michael and Sam as they move in with their mother in hopes of getting the fresh start that they so desperately need. However, the two soon find themselves being drawn deeper into the city’s secret vampire underworld.
Posey will be playing the same character that Jason Patric did in the original film, while Sanchez is playing Dianne Wiest’s character, Rahimi a version of Jami Gertz’s character, and Shapiro Kiefer Sutherland’s character.
In addition to his role on the MTV drama, Posey’s television credits include Jane the Virgin, Workaholics, and Lincoln Heights; Sanchez has appeared on Lost, The Glades, and Related; Rahimi has been seen in The Outpost, The Catch, and Mystery Girls; and Shapiro’s other lone television credit is a 2018 episode of The Affair.
The Lost Boys is part of a development slate for The CW that includes Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene; Jane the Virgin spinoff Jane the Novela; a new take on Nancy Drew; DC-verse spinoff Batwoman; and Glamorous, about a YouTube beauty vlogger who gets a job at a cosmetics company.
You can check out a trailer for the original film below.