Deadline is reporting that Sarah Hay, Cheyenne Haynes and Haley Tju are the latest names to join the cast of the CW pilot The Lost Boys, the television adaptation of the 80’s vampire drama cult classic of the same name.
The pilot is set in the sunny seaside of 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, brothers Michael and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead…
Sarah Hay (whose credits include Flesh and Bone and I’m Dying Up Here) will be playing the role of Mollie. Turned into a vampire by David, Mollie has become her maker’s rival for leadership of the vampire gang. She travels in a small pack with her eternally 8-year-old son, Laddie, and a guardian, Hiram, who’s there to make sure she doesn’t get into too much trouble.
Cheyenne Haynes (whose credits include Camping and Lords of Anarchy) and Haley Tju (whose credits include Bella and the Bulldogs and Trinkets) will be playing the roles of the Frog Sisters, Liza and Cassie. Sharp, cool and lightly Goth, the Frog Sisters are teenage locals who work at Santa Carla’s comic-book store. Until Sam arrives, they think they’re the only ones aware of the darkness in this town.
When it was announced that the project was in development back in August 2016, it was originally intended to be an anthology series, with each season chronicling a different decade, with the first season starting in San Francisco 1967 and the network envisioning a seven-season run. Now the project is instead set to be much closer to the 1987 film.
Rob Thomas will serve as Executive Producer via Spondoolie Productions alongside collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge, with Gulfstream principal’s Mike Karz and Bill Bindley. Gulfstream Television head Juliana Janes, who was instrumental in putting the project together, will oversee the series for the company. The script for the pilot is being written by Heather Mitchell, who will also serve as an executive producer.