The CW Postpones ‘Charmed,’ ‘Lost Boys’ Reboots

By February 5, 2017
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Excited about how The CW translates The Lost Boys to the small screen? Was the fact that the network already is looking to reboot one of its own series, like Charmed, make you cheer to the rafters?

Well, let’s just say … we’re hope you’re patient.

The CW has delayed both The Lost Boys and Charmed, according to TVLine, meaning the earliest we might seem them now is in Fall 2018. If they ever get past the development stage.

The network already has announced a full slate of pilot pick-ups, and there isn’t a lot of room anyway. With just 10 hours of programming available weekly, and some tremendous confidence in its DC Comics-heavy lineup, The CW feels it has some breathing room when it comes to these reboots. And it looks like they’re willing to send both back to the drawing board to get them just right.

The new take on Charmed – a ’70s-set reimagining of The WB’s sister-witches hit penned by Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin – “didn’t come in the way the network had hoped.”

For The Lost Boys, it’s more a matter of there simply not being enough time in the day. Rob Thomas of Veronica Mars and iZombie fame, has been working to develop the 1987 film into an anthology series, beginning in San Francisco in 1967.

Charmed originally premiered on The WB – a predecessor to The CW – in 1998, and ran until the end of The WB in 2006. It starred Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause and Rose McGowan.

The Lost Boys was directed by Joel Schumacher, who tried to ruin our childhoods with Batman Forever in 1995 and Batman & Robin in 1997. It starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest and Kiefer Sutherland, earning $32.2 million at the box office, or $70.4 million today.

So what’s happening with pilots? Check out our first group of pilot-pickups right here, and then come back Monday as we share a bunch more, including some that could end up on The CW.

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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

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Michael has spent more than 18 years of his way-long journalism career in entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based in New York City.