J.J. Abrams Is Actually Making The Terry O'Quinn And Michael Emerson Spy Show

By Katey Rich 2010-09-20 11:05:29 discussion comments
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I always figured Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn were joking when they said repeatedly near the end of Lost that they were looking to star in a TV show together again. Mostly it seemed too good to be true-- the scenes between Ben and Locke were reliably the best part of Lost, and each were veteran actors who deserved more screen time on whatever they did next. As it turns out, though, the new series O'Quinn floated earlier this year wasn't just a pipe dream, and none other than J.J. Abrams is currently working to make it a reality.

Vulture has learned that Abrams and collaborators Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are pitching a comedic drama that would star Emerson and O'Quinn as former spies, though it's not clear if they'll be living in the suburbs as O'Quinn suggested earlier. Vulture says the plans as "very real and very active," and points out that Abrams' involvement means it'll be immediately considered by the networks, who after all these years are always looking for another Lost-sized hit.

Who knows if Emerson and O'Quinn will be nearly as much fun to watch when not duking it out for control of the island, and if the new show isn't as well-written as Lost it could damper all the affection we have for the guys. But hey, let's stay optimistic for now, and be grateful that Emerson and O'Quinn will continue being the stars they totally deserve to be. It's not quite the Lost spinoff about Ben and Hurley running the island together, but it'll do for now.
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