Casting on The Lost Boys TV show is really beginning to heat up – and fast.
Earlier this month, for instance, we brought you the news that The CW had cast Sarah Hay, Cheyanne Haynes and Haley Tju as the infamous Frog Sisters, who now join an ensemble cast comprised of Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed) and Dakota Shapiro. Not bad, right?
But that’s not all: Per Deadline, it’s been confirmed that Del Zamora (Mayans MC) and Rio Mangini (Everything Sucks!) have also climbed aboard The Lost Boys as series regulars, with the latter star poised to step into the shoes left vacant by the late, great Corey Haim. Yes, that’s right; he’ll be playing Sam Emerson in The CW’s pilot episode – itself based on the 1987 movie of the same name – though no further details on Mangini’s character were revealed at the time.
Catherine Hardwicke of Twilight fame is behind the lens for this one, so we’re expecting some full-blown teen vampire drama once The Lost Boys pilot episode is ready to take flight. And if you’re entirely unfamiliar with the premise, here’s a little reminder, as we gear up for another trip to the sun-kissed town of Santa Carla.
Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
The Lost Boys pilot is said to be targeting a premiere in the crowded 2019-2020 season, so keep your peepers peeled as more casting news and info begins to surface.