Despite being critically acclaimed and garnering huge ratings throughout its run, ABC’s Lost ended after six seasons on the network. In the time since, its crew has moved on to bigger and bolder projects, but its fans have not forgotten how invested they were in the series during its initial run. Luckily for those fans, Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse recently stated that he believes another story in the Lost world is “inevitable.”
Cuse recently spoke with the Digital Spy to discuss his time on Lost, mentioning that the series had the best writers and cast, but also landed on ABC at the perfect time. He also says that the success of the series for Disney should open up a lot of doors for more storytelling in the Lost world in the future.
"Disney owns the franchise, it made them a lot of money, it's just hard to imagine that it will just sit there idly forever. I mean, you know Damon and I told our story in that world and I assume that someone will come along, having been inspired hopefully by our version of the story, and decide they want to tell their own version.”
This is where things get a little weird. He then goes on to compare Lost to C.S. Lewis popular children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia.
“It’s like the Narnia chronicles, you know, there’s seven books, in that case they were all written by C.S. Lewis, but they visit Narnia in different times, in different configurations and in different ways. Someone is going to come up with a way to tell another Lost story. I think it’s inevitable.”
The Lost team is up to very different projects these days. Creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof went on to bigger and bolder projects, with the former set to direct Star Wars: Episode VII and the latter recently creating and developing The Leftovers for HBO. Writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have also moved on, creating Once Upon A Time for ABC. Cuse himself currently has several other projects on television, with both The Strain and Bates Motel earning loyal fanbases. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if Cuse is exactly gunning to produce the brand new project in the Lost world. Thus, if Lost does eventually return, it would probably need to come a long time from now, with a whole different set of producers and writers behind the project.
In the meantime, don’t expect the former Lost team to answer your deepest and darkest questions related to the series.
“Sometimes people have odd questions, like who is the dude Sayid shot on the golf course, who are the people on the outrigger, stuff like that, which I don’t answer.”
So, there you have it. Would you be excited for another story set in the Lost world, or do you think ABC and Disney should leave well enough alone?