The Frog Brothers are about to become Frog Sisters if a new rumor pans out. The iconic vampire hunters from The Lost Boys are getting gender swapped according to an unverified report. But this isn't much different from what we heard way back in 1987, when the original sequel was being planned.
After being stuck in development for a couple of years, The CW is finally moving forward on The Lost Boys TV Show, with the pilot ordered and heading towards production. The original incarnation of the one hour drama was going to be much different from the 80s cult classic, but now it's going the From Dusk to Dawn route, with a reintroduction of the main plot that will be expanded throughout an entire season worth of episodes, and hopefully continue on for years to come.
The original plan was to have The Lost Boys TV show follow a group of teenage bloodsuckers in the 60s. Every season would show the same vampires in a different decade. And it would almost work as an anthology. But that has since changed, and now the movie will follow two teenage sons who move to Santa Carla with their recently widowed mom. The older brother falls in with a group of vicious vamps who like to party all night and sleep all day. While the boys' grandpa has a secret plan of his own to end all the vampires in Santa Carla for good. Though, we won't be surprised to hear that Gramps is turning into Grandma as production carries on.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is behind the show, working alongside Grey's Anatomy producer Heather Mitchell. The Frog Brothers weren't mention in the original synopsis that was released when the pilot order was announced. But the hosts of the Witching Hour podcast claim to have some intel. The plan is to make Edgar and Alan Frog sisters instead of brothers. Their new names aren't mentioned, but we can't imagine they'll still be called Edgar and Alan. Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander originated the two roles in the 1987 original and returned to reprise the characters in two direct-to-video sequels.
One could hope that the girls are related to the original Frog Brothers somehow, allowing for Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander to cameo on occasion. But that's just pure speculation for the time being. Though, it would go a long way in making fans of the original happy. Here is the synopsis that The CW released for the series.
"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."
While gender-swapping iconic 80s characters is the norm right now, and a lot of fans don't like it, The Lost Boys actually had this idea way back in 1987, when plans for a movie sequel were first being discussed. The Lost Boys 2 would have followed a group of female vampires and could have introduced a new female Frog to the mix. That movie never came to fruition, but it was ready to gender swap characters before that even became a thing in Hollywood. So true Lost Boys fans most likely aren't bothered by this latest update. They will, however, probably be disappointed if some of the original cast isn't brought back to participate in some capacity. They do it on the Arrowverse CW shows all the time. So I'd have to suspect that The CW knows what's up when bringing in the right guest stars. Especially with something as beloved as The Lost Boys. This news comes from Collider.