With little room on its schedule, the network is sticking with six pilot orders this season — even with last year. While neither The Lost Boys nor Charmed were among the orders, both hail from important producers to the network.
Sources say the Charmed draft — penned by Jane the Virgin writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin — didn’t come in the way the network had hoped and that Urman, who remains busy wrapping up the third season of the Gina Rodriguez critical darling didn’t have the proper time to commit to it this season. Urman will take on a larger role in retooling Charmed for next season once she’s out of the woods on showrunning Jane.
Lost Boys, meanwhile, hails from Warner Bros. Television — where iZombie boss Thomas is under an overall deal. The new take on the vampire movie reimagines the film over seven seasons (and 70 years) with each frame covering a decade. In success, the first run will be set in San Francisco during 1967’s so-called Summer of Love. Each season will see the humans, setting, antagonist and story all change. Only the vampires — aka the Lost Boys — will remain the same.
In theory, the decision to delay the potential arrivals of Charmed and The Lost Boys could help the renewal prospects of The Originals Season 5.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the reboot status of Charmed and The Lost Boys, and the survival status of The Originals…