With all of the reboots, soft-reboots, and relaunches of old franchises and properties lately, is not that unlikely that a show that went off the air only 7 years ago could make a come-back sometime in the near future. Especially if that show was a game-changer who altered the face of television as we know it, and whose effects are still felt in the way a lot of shows are made today. Of course, I am talking about ‘Lost,’ and the potential for some version of it to return to television, which was brought up by none other than ‘Lost’ co-creator and co-showrunner Damon Lindelof at San Diego Comic Con last week.
While speaking to TV Line at their interview suite, Lindelof spoke about the potential for the show to be rebooted in some way by the network, which he seemed cautiously optimistic about:
“I’ve thought about it a lot. [I] hope that when that happens, whoever is doing it, doesn’t take the characters from the original Lost and put them in the new one. Because we worked so hard to end that show and to give [the survivors] some level of closure. I know there was some debate as to whether or not there was enough closure…”
“It would be really exciting if there’s another incarnation of Lost, I just won’t have any association with it. Not because I’m too good for it. I just feel like, again, we worked so hard to end our story, that to come back and say, ‘Well, that wasn’t the real ending,’ would be frustrating.”
Personally, this is one show I would not want to see come back, as what made it special were those actors, those characters, and that moment in time. Anything they do now would just feel like a cheap imitation, and all of the mystery would be gone. Plus, since I am one of the few who really enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost,’ I really do not want to see any of that changed just so the network can try to breath life into a franchise that had its time and has passed on.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Would you want to see another version of ‘Lost’ on the air again? Share your opinions in the comments below!