Lost will be rebooted at some point in the future, according to its former showrunner, Carlton Cuse.
Cuse made the prediction during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he proclaimed that even though his writing team didn’t make a contingency “for a sequel or a spinoff” he believes that ABC will return to it in some fashion anyway.
Speaking about the show’s controversial conclusion, Cuse declared, “We so definitely had decided that this was the end of our journey with the Lost franchise. [The series finale is] called The End for the reason. It is the end of the story that we wanted to tell and we had no plans to go back and revisit it.”
At this point Cuse declared that he wasn’t completely against the idea of rebooting the show without his or any of the show’s other writers involvement.
“I think it’s likely that at some point, ABC will want to reboot Lost because it’s a valuable franchise. I do not begrudge ABC the opportunity to do something more with the franchise. But we told the story we wanted to tell, and I think there’s kind of a wonderful sense of closure for us.”
Cuse also admitted that he doesn’t hold any regrets about how Lost transpired on screen, explaining, “I feel like there’s not a moment where I certainly say, ‘Oh, hey, I wish we had told this story’ or ‘I regret that we didn’t get to do this or that.’ I feel like we had ample opportunity to tell all the stories that we wanted to tell.”
It’s fair to say that the ending to Lost, which was created by Jeffrey Lieber, the upcoming Star Wars director, J.J. Abrams, and Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof, was met with a polarized reaction by fans.
Last month, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the show’s first episode, Cuse and Lindelhof took part in a reunion discussion where they offered some further clues to the show’s mysterious ending.
“No, they were not dead the entire time,” Cuse proclaimed. Plenty of fans have long believed that Hurley, Jack, Locke, Sawyer et al each perished the moment that their plan crashed on the “island.” This idea was then exacerbated by the fact that the characters appeared to be unable to get off the “island.”
Lindelof added, “One of the ongoing conversations with the audience and there was a very early perception was that the island was purgatory. We were always out there saying, ‘It’s not purgatory, this is real, we’re not going to Sixth Sense you.”