Even though the number of reboots hitting the airwaves a year has dwindled, they're still in high demand with broadcast television. Each major network has at least one reboot in the docket for fall 2017, such as Fox's Behind Enemy Lines and NBC's What About Barb?. The CW is no different, with reboots of high concept genres like Charmed and Lost Boys in the works. Despite the high profile nature of those two reboots, it's being reported that development on Charmed and Lost Boys is being postponed, and they will not make it on the air this upcoming season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, reboots of Charmed and Lost Boys will be postponed and thus won't air in the fall 2017 season as originally planned. Neither project is outright canceled, and the CW is committed to producing them for the next season instead. Each reboot has its own individual reason for why they weren't going to make broadcast on time, but it mainly chalks up to the CW already filling out their schedule.
The network has ordered six new pilots (the same number they committed to last year), and The CW likely didn't have space for the two reboots. The CW already has a busy enough season, with a reboot of Dynasty and two projects from favorite producer Greg Berlanti with Searchers and Black Lightning. In addition, there are series hopefuls like Life Sentence, Insatiable, and Valor.
As to why Charmed and Lost Boys weren't ready in time, the reasons come down to busy producers. Charmed is coming from producer Jennie Snyder Urman, who was unable to devote much time to developing the project due to her commitment on Jane the Virgin, a CW critical favorite. Urman was simply too busy with Jane the Virgin's third season, but will be able to spend more time with Charmed once she's "out of the woods showrunning Jane." The current draft of Charmed, which is described as a reimagining of the original series set in 1976, was written by Jane writers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin.
Lost Boys is in a similar boat, having come from the mind of another CW producer, Rob Thomas (iZombie). Thomas was busy with the third season of the zombie crime dramedy, and will be able to devote more time to Lost Boys now that the season has wrapped. He is penning the script and executive producing alongside frequent collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.
The Lost Boys reboot will be a new take on the vampire movie and will reimagine the cast of the film over the course of seven seasons. Assuming that it's successful, each season will frame one decade, beginning in 1967 San Fransico. The setting, decade, story, and humans will all change season to season and only the Lost Boys themselves will remain the same.
Honestly, both of these sound like exciting projects, and the longer wait only means that they have more time to get their act together. There's bound to be plenty of news on both reboots over the coming months, so stick with CinemaBlend for any and all future updates.