With so many shows from the 1990s and early 2000s getting reboots or relaunches at the moment, could the biggest network show of last decade also make a comeback?
ABC’s “Lost” was a phenomenon, a mystery series that became a cultural touchstone in its early days and over a six season run developed a convoluted and overly elaborate narrative. “Lost” has been off the air for seven years, but fans have consistently asked for a revival in some form.
Series creator Damon Lindelof tells Cinema Blend this week that he has no problem with the idea of “Lost” returning despite his lack of involvement:
“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.”
“Lost” closed out its final season with an average of 10 million viewers per episode. Its most successful season was its third where it hit a peak average of 17.8 million viewers.