The upcoming reboot of The Lost Boys has just added two new lead characters. Interestingly, one of them will be taking over the role that was made famous by the late Corey Haim.
According to Deadline, Rio Mangini and Del Zamora will be joining the CW series. Mangini will play Sam, one of the brothers who moves to the town of Santa Carla. Sam is described as a boy "whose high level of literacy is matched by an equally high level of snark. He seems to be the only one not enchanted by Santa Carla — a sentiment he shares with a pair of local girls, the Frog Sisters."
Zamora will portray Frank Garcia, Sam's grandfather. The character is "a cantankerous old hippie who owns a beloved local bed and breakfast. In spite of his laid-back appearance, he's a strict disciplinarian who probably knows more about the dark side of town than he cares to tell." The role was originally played by the late Barnard Hughes in the 1987 film.
Mangini seems like a good fit for The Lost Boys. After all, he has previously worked with Tyler Posey, who plays the older brother Michael in the series. The two actors appeared together in the Teen Wolf episode Memory Lost.
It was previously reported that the Frog Brothers have been gender-swapped in the CW series. The Frog Sisters will be played by Cheyenne Haynes and Hayley Tju and have been renamed Liza and Cassie. No word yet if they'll be telling Sam that he should pray that he will never need to call them.
The Lost Boys has not yet been given a release date. Nevertheless, it is expected to air on The CW by next year.