The CW Airs ‘Supernatural’ Episodes, Shelves ‘The Lost Boys’

There was good news and bad news for horror and fantasy fans this week from The CW.

The good? The CW said the final seven episodes of Supernatural will indeed air this fall. The bad? Looks like The CW’s planned reboot of The Lost Boys will be on ice for the foreseeable future, according to Deadline.

Fans of Supernatural were apprehensive when the 15th and final season of the long-running series was put in mothballs due to the COVID-19 crisis that kept the final episodes from being finished.

It was reported that 18 episodes were filmed, but the visual effects and sound departments were shuttered because of the pandemic, messing up everything.

But now, according to CW president Mark Pedowitz, five episodes are in the can and the actors will “go back as soon as they’re able to finish up the last two episodes. We hope they will be able to start shooting sometime in late summer or fall.”

Created by Eric Kripke, Supernatural debuted in September 2005. The show–which follows two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts and monsters–became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series with its 11th season.

On the flip side of the CW coin, however, is the disappointing news that the anticipated reboot of The Lost Boys is on hold. At least for now.

The studio said it plans to go ahead with its Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah offerings, but will hold off on The Lost Boys.

But the Rob Thomas series is not dead and buried yet. Pedowitz spoke fondly of the show just this week. “Lost Boys is a passion on mine personally, having Rob attached to it,” he said. “Once we get through this climate, we will make a determination on how best to proceed. I’m hoping to keep it going.”

The reboot–based on the 1987 teen vampire film of the same name–will star Brandon Cook, Lincoln Younes and Ruby Cruz, if shooting ever starts.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the final season of Supernatural and the fate of The Lost Boys.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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