The new chief at ABC says that she might be interested in rebooting ‘Lost’ after the science fiction drama was a massive hit for the network previously…
We might be going back to that island again.
This week, Karey Burke, the president of ABC Entertainment, confirmed her interest in a possible reboot for ‘Lost’ — the ultra popular series that first launched in 2004 following a group of plane crash survivors who land on a mysterious and supernatural island in the Pacific.
There have long been rumors about ABC possibly returning to ‘Lost’ one day either as a sequel or some kind of a reboot of the series and Burke says that’s definitely a possibility now that she’s in charge.
“I would like that very much; that’s a reboot I would be interested in seeing,” Burke told reporters at the Television Critics Association gathering earlier this week.
There have been dozens of reboots or relaunches of once popular series all over network television, cable and streaming services. Everything from ‘Magnum P.I.’ to ‘Full House’ to ‘The Conners’ have been revived and received solid ratings from viewers.
Burke says she hasn’t spoken to original ‘Lost’ creators J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof or Jeffrey Lieber about bringing the show back but obviously she believes there is interest in popular series making a return at some point in the future.
As excited as Burke might be about returning to ‘Lost’, in the past the original creators and show runners behind the series have been lukewarm to the idea, especially when it comes to some kind of a sequel that would use their past characters.
Carlton Cuse, who served as showrunner alongside Lindelof for the majority of the series, said last year that he was done with ‘Lost’ after the finale back in 2010 but wouldn’t deny ABC the chance to reboot the franchise if that’s what they wanted. He added that he would be ‘less excited’ if a new ‘Lost’ was carrying on the story the original series already told.
It remains to be seen if ‘Lost’ will be revived but it certainly seems like the boss at ABC has her eye on going back to the island in the future.