The ABC drama/mystery series Lost was a highly successful one that lasted for 6 seasons from 2004 to 2010, but an executive producer on the format has suggested that such a sentence could soon be quickly altered to “is a highly successful one”.
Carlton Cuse, a co-writer and executive producer of Lost, has made the claim that a return of the Lost franchise in some form in the future is something that is “inevitable”. Whether that would be a full continuation of the original seems unlikely, but Cuse, speaking as the show is in midst of 10th anniversary premiere celebrations, is of the belief that the show’s universe, in particular the mysterious island the main show takes place on, is ripe for fresh content and a slightly different perspective.
Cuse summarised his thoughts on the future of the series, and what he compares it to: “Disney owns the franchise, it made them a lot of money, it’s hard to imagine it will just sit there idly forever. Damon [Lindelof] and I told our story in that world and I assume someone will come along, hopefully having been inspired by our story, or our version of the story, and want to tell their own story. It’s like the Narnia chronicles.
“There are seven books, they were all written by CS Lewis, but they all visit Narnia at different times and different configurations and different ways. Someone is going to come up with a way to tell another Lost story. I think it’s inevitable. I don’t know what it is or how it would work, but I can’t imagine something else won’t be done with the franchise.”
Whether the Lost brand will ever be officially seen on TV again remains as much a mystery right now as some of its in-show headscratchers, so for now the anniversary just has to make do with loving tributes: