Just like Jack Shephard at the conclusion of Lost season 3, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof he had to go back. In this case, the two returned to comment on the Island once again at the 2020 New York Comic Con Metaverse. MTV moderator Josh Horowitz asked fans pressing questions to the two creators about a number of Lost-related topics. Eventually, the two showrunners claimed to have answered all the questions anyone might want to know.
The panel has been pre-recorded for a full 16 years since Cuse and Lindelof reunited with producer-director J.J. Abrams̵
The two Lost the bosses thought the ending was pure genius and it had to be said that the audience reaction was mixed. Once they knew the TV audience might not like something they thought was perfect, they were ready to bring Lost for a controversial landing.
In May 2010, after six seasons, they didn’t completely crash the plane with the finale, titled “The End”. Lindelof reminded everyone that in the first decade of the new millennium, the idea that a prime-time network show with good grades would be allowed to end was new. The first three seasons of Lost they have over 22 episodes each, while in comparison, Lindelof just won an Emmy for Watchmen, a story told in nine episodes. A fan asked the writers what would have been different if Lost it was a 2020 show made for binging and streaming and Cuse pointed out that the show was going to be completely different.
“We wrote for those breaks,” said Cuse, by whom he means commercial breaks. The ebb and flow of suspense, action and character work had to peak just before the commercial. He noted that a new is possible Lost it could also be much more vulgar, as showrunners said the scripts for the episodes were littered with “the F word” to add emphasis.
Like any Lost collecting, even digitally, there were very specific questions about the lore of the show, from the debated contradictions to things that had remained unanswered. For the most part, Lindelof and Cuse were able to joke about questions like “Did Hurley leave the island to see the new Star Wars trilogy?” What if Lindelof would participate in Hurley’s annual golf tournament on the island (“the DHARMA invitational”) post-airing fee by decree. Mostly, though, the creator insists they gave us all the answers the first time around.
After the emotional toll it took for them to make a good version of Lost the first time around, they came to a peace about how it turned out. The Lindelof family recently reviewed the entire show over a period of eight months and had more fun when Damon wasn’t in the room, explaining his memories or intentions. After 10 years of Lost on air, they have become much more comfortable letting the show speak for itself. Some things didn’t work out the way they would like due to the reality of producing a TV show; a question about the true nature of Whispers on the Island ended with Lindelof saying he had a conversation between the writers and never came to a solid conclusion.
The two think that the text of Lost contains satisfying answers to Lost’s questions except one: Who was in the Season 5 outrigger taking hits at our Losties? It’s one of Lost’s infamous “unanswered questions” that hasn’t been addressed since the episode aired. Cuse refused to entertain the question again, staging a mock walk-off of the panel, while Lindelof said he absolutely knew who was in the Outrigger and that “other people” saw the writing that answers the question, but showrunners don’t. Lost will forever have a question that showrunnners won’t answer. The rest (they claim) was all wrapped up.
Both Cuse and Lindelof admitted they were not contacted by Disney for the reboot or spin off Lost for a modern audience, but neither is actively opposed to the idea. In what shouldn’t have been a surprising response from the guy who just remixed Alan Moore’s Watchmen in a sequel series and the man currently in charge of the Jack Ryan on Amazon, both showrunners say the only thing he has to do is missing in any future versions of the show are them. They had their four seasons, they were sad to have to kill Charlie and to have spent so much time in the writers room talking about Neil Frogurt, but the future of Lost It’s new. Lindelof even suggests it LostThe progenitors of mystery and mythology-based television shows – The X-Files and Twin Peaks – should be remade by people who have their own perspectives to share and stories to tell.