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‘LOST’ Showrunner Carlton Cuse Comments on a Potential Reboot

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Without a doubt, the television show LOST certainly made a lasting impact on television pop culture. When the series first premiered in 2004, it was an instant hit with viewers.  The show ran through 2010 and even earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series after its first season. With reboots, remakes, and revivals being all rage nowadays, it’s a wonder that LOST, one of the most popular drama series of all time, has yet to get the green light on a comeback.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, former LOST showrunner and head writer Carlton Cuse shared his thoughts on a reboot of the series. As it turns out, he might be ok with a reboot or remake, but definitely not a revival.

Cuse says that he feels the series, which ran for six seasons, is complete. The writers and creators told the full story as they wanted to tell it, so how could the series come back? Cuse shared one condition under which he would be ok with a reboot of the show. Cuse said:

“Damon [Lindeloff] and I have always been adamant that we told the story that we wanted to tell. I would be fine if ABC hired somebody who 
had a good idea [to reboot it] involving other characters that go to the island at some other point 
in time. I would be less excited if they wanted to use the characters that we had in our show.”

Would a show following different characters on the same mysterious island be successful on television today? It’s hard to tell, but if it’s any consolation, despite what Jack Shephard says, it doesn’t seem like there will be a reboot of LOST in the works for quite a while, if at all.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Lindeloff and Jeffrey Lieber, LOST told the mysterious and twisted story of the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815, a plane which departed from Sydney, Austrailia and crashed on a seemingly uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.  The survivors uncovered that there was way more to the island and it’s strange and mystical ways than they could have ever imagined.

The series starred Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Terry O’Quinn, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Dominic Monaghan, Emilie de Ravin, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Harold Perrineau and many many others to make up the phenomenal ensemble cast.

What do you think? Would you want to see a LOST reboot or revival? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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