“Lost Boys” Reboot Gets CW Pilot Order

Billy Wirth, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, and Alex Winter in "The Lost Boys" (1987). Photo by Warner Bros/Kobal/Shutterstock (5885243af)

The CW has given Lost Boys a pilot order — again. 

Multiple outlets report that the network gave The Lost Boys a green light, just like it did during the last pilot season. The order for a series reboot of the 1987 film was also given during the 2019-2020 season but the network ultimately passed. 

According to Variety, the new version follows a mother and her Gen Z sons as they move to the seaside town where she grew up. There they discover there’s a sinister reason the local cool kids sleep all day, party all night, never grow up and never get old. Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle.

The new pilot hails from Heather Mitchell and Rob Thomas who serve as writers and executive producers. It is reported that cast members from the first pilot are also attached to the new one.