‘The Lost Boys’ to be made into television series

The reboot of the 1987 film will span seven seasons

Joel Schumacher’s cult classic The Lost Boys is being adapted for new a television series.

The show will not be a straight remake of the Kiefer Sutherland-starring teen movie, instead it will follow the titular gang over a period of 70 years starting in San Francisco during 1967’s Summer of Love.

The re-imaged Lost Boys will run for seven seasons with each season introducing new characters, settings and stories – the vampires, naturally, stay the same.

The concept is the brainchild of Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas and will “explore what it really means to be immortal”, according to Deadline.

US TV network CW, home to superhero shows like The Flash and Supergirl along with vampire dramas The Originals and Vampire Diaries, have commissioned the series.