It seems that Damon Lindelof hit a chord recently when he made comments that he would be open to the idea of someone picking up the reigns of the hit series ‘Lost’ and continuing the franchise where he and Carlton Cuse left off. The news story has continued on since then so much so that Entertainment Weekly choose to do an exclusive interview with the man in regards to the comment and the possibility of bringing back the series. Read on below to see what Lindelof had to say to EW while talking about the possibilities for the future of ‘Lost.’
In the most recent talk with EW, Damon Lindelof said the following about the possibility of someone picking up the franchise where they left off:
“Carlton [Cuse] and I always said that we welcome any future crack at the [intellectual property]. Lost was bigger than us and bigger than [co-creator] J.J. [Abrams]. There’s something really exciting about the fact that George Lucas sold the Star Wars universe and now the people who grew up watching it are making it. Maybe the same thing could be said for Lost.”
As for whether or not he or Carlton Cuse could ever be lured back to the island, the prospects seem very unlikely:
“As it relates to Lost, which was so heavily serialized, I do think it’s somewhat of a betrayal to go back in and say there’s more story to tell that I just came up with now, especially when we had ample time to end it on our own terms.”
Yet, even with Lindelof’s blessing, that does not mean there are not complications, as he himself points out during the EW interview.
“Those characters not only died, but we showed you their experience post-death. Any new take on Lost will probably have to feature new characters, as it should.”
Of course, that is if you are thinking about doing a sequel. I have heard comments from folks saying you could do a prequel to ‘Lost’ and it could be very intriguing, especially if you focus on say, the Dharma Initiative post the “incident” or go even further back and focus on the initial founding of the Dharma folks on the island. With the universe Lindelof, Cuse and company built on that island, it seems there are hundreds of potential stories that could be told if the right people came along and had some good ideas.
But would we really want to go back? Could a new show on the island ever recapture the magic? Would we want it to? Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!