Will a Lost reboot ever happen? The latest on a possible revival!
2024/01/16

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After airing its divisive series finale in 2010, the TV series Lost left fans with many unanswered questions. Over the years, there have been rumors and speculation about a possible reboot or revival of the show. Series co-creator Damon Lindelof initially expressed mixed feelings about a reboot, but hinted that Lost might not be completely finished. His comments sparked much speculation about a potential spin-off film.

Later, ex-showrunner Carlton Cuse also suggested that Lost might eventually return in some form due to its value as a franchise. He compared the possibility of a reboot to the Narnia chronicles, suggesting that someone would eventually find a way to tell another Lost story.

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In 2017, Lindelof supported the idea of a reboot but suggested that it should feature new characters rather than continuing the original storyline. However, actress Evangeline Lilly, who played Kate, expressed her dislike for reboots and remakes, considering them to taint something precious.

While speculation and interest from the creators and some cast members have been evident, the network, ABC, has remained relatively quiet about a potential reboot. Former ABC president Channing Dungey stated in 2018 that there were no official discussions but remained open to the idea.

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Her departure from the position in 2018 didn't change the network's stance, as ABC programming chief Karey Burke expressed interest in a reboot in early 2019.

Availability of the original cast wouldn't be an issue if a reboot focused on new characters. The main obstacle appears to be finding the right creative team to bring a fresh and adventurous take to the new Lost. ABC and the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which launches this year, are potential platforms for a reboot. A revival of Lost on Disney+ would add another heavyweight franchise to compete against established rivals like Netflix. Still, the ultimate fate of a Lost reboot remains uncertain.

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