The CW has handed pilot orders to both The Lost Boys based on the cult classic vampire film and drama Maverick.
The Lost Boys pilot will follow a mother and her teenage sons as they move to the seaside town where she grew up, 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 pilot was originally ordered last year but has gone through what has been described as a 40% rewrite as well as cast and crew changes. Heather Mitchell and Rob Thomas will produce.
Maverick: In a present day America that finds itself under authoritarian rule, the President’s daughter – raised to believe her father is moral and benevolent – has her worldview rocked on her first day at Georgetown. Challenged by her fellow students, and under the watchful eye of Secret Service agents, she’ll have to decide if her loyalties lie with her family or with a growing resistance as she navigates her freshman year.
Warren Hsu Leonard (How To Get Away With Murder) will serve as showrunner on the project. Merigan Mulhern (Jane The Virgin) wrote the pilot