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Speaking with Digital Spy, executive producer Carlton Cuse was asked about the legacy of the show and whether or not the success of it means it will return someday. While it doesn’t sound like he’s keen on the idea, he definitely thinks it’s bound to happen:
Disney owns the franchise, it made them a lot of money, it’s hard to imagine it will just sit there idly forever. Damon [Lindelof] and I told our story in that world and I assume someone will come along, hopefully having been inspired by our story, or our version of the story, and want to tell their own story.
With prequels like the freshman program “Gotham” being hits or even follow-ups like “Girl Meets World” and the forthcoming “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” taking shape, fans are obsessed with seeing the things they love take on new forms, whether in origin stories or continued adventures, and it’s not hard to see how the return of “Lost” could easily happen. They can make seemingly fresh and fun TV series out of nearly any property nowadays.
And while Cuse doesn’t sound all that interested in bringing “Lost” back to television, he has a reasonable explanation for how it could happen without upsetting the extensive mythology he created with J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof:
It’s like the Narnia chronicles. There are seven books, they were all written by CS Lewis, but they all visit Narnia at different times and different configurations and different ways. Someone is going to come up with a way to tell another Lost story. I think it’s inevitable. I don’t know what it is or how it would work, but I can’t imagine something else won’t be done with the franchise.
Anyone who has seen “Lost” knows that the show ended up covering a pretty long timeline, explaining various origins of certain mysteries on the island while leaving others open-ended (mostly because there were too many questions to answer), and that could make it very easy for the show to return and perhaps further explore some of those unanswered questions with a new mythology.
But considering the bitter taste that the finale left in the mouths of many fans, and the fact that there were six seasons that began to feel a little too drawn out towards the end, more time might need to pass before we go back to the island.
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