Lost sequel or reboot could happen, but Damon Lindelof would put it back

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Just like Jack Shephard at the end of Lost season 3, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof had to come back. In this case, the two returned to comment on the island once again at New York Comic Con Metaverse 2020. MTV moderator Josh Horowitz asked the two creators pressing questions from fans on a number of Lost-Related topics. In the end, both showrunners claimed to have now answered any questions anyone could want to know.

The panel has been pre-taped 16 years since Cuse and Lindelof reunited at producer-director JJ Abrams’ home in 2004 to watch the pilot episode of Lost. But the panel focused more on the ending, with Lindelof recalling the moment he and Cuse watched David Chase’s finale. Les Sopranos, with the now infamous black cut on Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. “

Both Lost the bosses thought the final was pure genius and had to be told the audience reaction was mixed. Once they knew viewers might not like something they thought was perfect, they were ready to bring Lost for a controversial landing.

In May 2010, after six seasons, they did not totally crash the plane with the finale, titled “The End”. Lindelof reminded everyone that in the first decade of the new millennium, the idea that a prime-time network show with good ratings would be allowed to end was new. The first three seasons of Lost have over 22 episodes each, while in comparison Lindelof just won an Emmy for Guardians, a story told in nine episodes. A fan asked the writers what would be different if Lost was a 2020 show designed for binging and streaming and Cuse pointed out that the show would be completely different.

“We wrote to those acting breaks,” said Cuse, by which he means commercial breaks. The ebb and flow of suspense, action, and character work were all expected to peak just before the commercial. He noted that it is possible that a new Lost could also be a lot more vulgar, as the showrunners said the scripts for the episodes were littered with “the F word” for emphasis.

Like any Lost bringing together, even digital, there were very specific questions about the lore of the series, from debated contradictions to things that went unanswered. For the most part, Lindelof and Cuse were able to joke around questions such as “Has Hurley left the island to see the new Star Wars trilogy?” What if Lindelof would make the annual Hurley Island Golf Tournament (“the DHARMA by invitation”) post-broadcast canon by Order in Council. Most importantly, however, the creator insists he gave us all the answers the first time around.

After the emotional toll it took for them to make a good version of Lost the first time, they came to a peace with the result. The Lindelof family recently reviewed the entire show over an eight-month period and enjoyed it most when Damon was not in the room, explaining his memories or intentions. After 10 years of Lost off the air, they’ve become much more comfortable letting the show speak for itself. Some things didn’t work out as well as they wanted them to because of the realities of producing a TV show; a question about the true nature of the Whispers on the island concluded with Lindelof saying they had had a conversation between the writers and never came to a single solid conclusion.

Both believe that the text of Lost has satisfactory answers for the Lost Poses except one: who was in the Season 5 outrigger taking pictures on our Losties? This is one of Lost’s infamous “unanswered questions” that hasn’t been addressed since the episode aired. Cuse refused to answer the question again, setting up a panel faux pas, while Lindelof said they absolutely knew who was in the Outrigger, and that “other people” had seen the handwriting that answered. to the question, but the showrunners won’t. . Lost will always have a question that the showrunnners won’t answer. The rest (they claim) have all been wrapped up.

Cuse and Lindelof admitted that they had not been approached by Disney about the reboot or the split. Lost for a modern audience, but none of them are actively against the idea. In what shouldn’t have been a surprising response from the guy who just remixed Alan Moore’s Watchmen in a sequel series and the man currently in charge of Jack Ryan at Amazon, both showrunners say the only thing that must be missing from any future versions of the show are them. They made their four seasons, they were sad that they had to kill Charlie and spent so much time in the writers room talking about Neil Frogurt, but the future of Lost is new. Lindelof even suggests that LostThe ancestors of mystery and mythology-based TV shows – The X-Files and Twin Peaks – should be remade by people who have their own perspectives to share and stories to tell.

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