Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof would be up for seeing a rebooted version of the hit television series, but only if someone else will be in charge this time. Along with J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, Lindelof developed the original pilot episode for Lost, later serving as a showrunner and head writer for the rest of the show's six-season run alongside Carlton Cuse. Now, after a full decade since Lost has gone off the air, Lindelof admits he has no desire to personally reboot the series, but remains hopeful another team could bring the show back to life with a new creative vision.
"Look, I never want to say never, but still, I would say that I'm no closer now than I was a decade ago to wanting to continue that story," Damon Lindelof says of a possible reboot in a new interview with ComicBook.com. "Over the course of those six years, starting in Season One, I was begging the powers that be to please let us work towards an ending. We finally were able to convince them to do that about midway through the run. But I just feel like it's disingenuous and borderline hypocritical to now say like, 'Well, that wasn't really the ending-ending. I have more ideas."
Clearly, Lindelof has moved on from Lost and still seems quite focused on pursuing new endeavors. Still, Lindelof has also given his blessing for a new filmmaker or creative team to take the reins of a potential Lost reboot, suggesting a fresh take on the story could be just what it needs for a revival to be successful. "I'd love to see what other people would do with it," Lindelof admits. "I just kind of feel like I had my crack at it and it's time for the old man to step aside and let someone else take the reins. That would be cool for there to be more Lost, but, again, I don't think it should be me."
Airing between 2004 and 2010, Lost begins with an airplane crashing on a mysterious island somewhere in Pacific Ocean, leaving the survivors stranded. As the series progressed, the story became much more supernatural with many strange phenomena occurring on the island. Getting to the bottom of the island's secrets played a major role in getting fans to tune in every week, but in a manner similar to Game of Thrones, the show ended controversially with many fans expressing disappointment over the final episode. Perhaps a revival series could help tie up some of the loose ends left by the original run of the show.
Who knows if a new Lost will go into production anytime soon, but in the age of reboots, the possibility is certainly there. Perhaps we'll be seeing another plane crashing down on a certain island to begin the whole process again, and maybe the creative team working on the potential revival can learn front he mistakes of the original. Just don't expect to see Lindelof taking part in the reboot. This news comes to us from ComicBook.com.