Per Bloody Disgusting:
In 1987’s The Lost Boys, the character Sam Emerson was of course played by the late Corey Haim, and Deadline reports today that “Everything Sucks!” actor Rio Mangini has been cast as the new Sam for The CW‘s pilot episode of a TV series based on the film.
Del Zamora has also been set as a series regular.
Mangini will play Sam, Michael’s younger brother, 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.
I never watched the short lived “Everything Sucks” but I did hear a lot of good things about it.
Written by Heather Mitchell and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), The Lost Boys is set in 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, brothers Michael and Sam Emerson move to Santa Carla with their mother, Lucy, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.