Running from 2004-2010, the sci-fi hit had fans enthralled and scratching their heads as they tried to figure out what on Earth was going on in the middle of the ocean. Now Lost could be returning to our screens.
Following the doomed passengers of Oceanic 815, Lost unravelled over six seasons of suspicious characters and smoke monsters. From “Not Penny’s boat” to Demond in the hatch, “We have to go back” to the immortal Richard, Lost had us all gripped as we tuned in to watch Benjamin Linus get beaten to a pulp every week.
New ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told audiences at this year’s Television Critics Association (via /Film) that Lost “is a reboot I’d be interested in seeing.” The crowd was shown a sizzle reel of iconic Lost moments during ABC’s presentation, which prompted one journalist to ask Burke if the network would chance a reboot.
She continued, “It is literally at this point just what I dream about when I go to bed at night. I have not spoken to Carlton [Cuse] or J.J. [Abrams] or ABC Studios about it.”
Despite Burke’s confirmation that ABC isn’t actively working on a Lost revival, her hopes were enough to get the show trending on Twitter. Not bad for a series that ended nearly nine years ago.
While some people were critical of later seasons, at least showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Curse saw their vision through to the end. Giving audiences once of the most divisive finales of all time, Lost‘s two-part “The End” is still talked about today.
Although there was a short epilogue (“The New Man in Charge”) that wrapped up some of those annoying cliffhangers, there’s still more than enough mythology for Lost to return.
Personally, I want closure on some of the show’s many unanswered questions. What was the deal with Libby, who was on the outrigger, and who built the four-toed statue?
Interestingly, Lindelof and Cuse have said they won’t return to the world of Lost but have given their blessing for someone else to take the reins.
In a time where everything from Roseanne, Charmed, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets another shot at the top spot, Lost is sure to get everyone reaching for their tin foil hats in anticipation.