Lost return

Ten years after Lost‘s debut and four years after its finale, Carlton Cuse is convinced we have to go back. The executive producer has said that the show’s return to television is “inevitable.”

Hit the jump to find out why Cuse thinks the island isn’t done with us yet.

While Jack and his fellow Oceanic 815 passengers may have felt bound to the island on a mystical level, Cuse’s reasoning regarding a Lost return is much more pragmatic. He shared his thoughts with Digital Spy:

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.

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.

At this point, it does not seem like a whole lot of fans are clamoring for more Lost. 121 episodes were enough — maybe even more than enough, for those who remember the tiresome wheel-spinning of Season 3 or the questionable flash-sideways of Season 6.

But Cuse is probably right on both counts. The Lost mythology he helped construct is certainly elaborate and expansive enough to sustain some fresh material. And bringing back Lost would make sense on a business level, at least by the same logic that’s brought us Girl Meets World, Better Call Saul, Hannibal, Gotham, and Bates Motel.

Nor is the industry showing any signs of slowing down on the reboots, prequels, and sequels. Just in the last few months we’ve heard about plans for TV shows based on Full House, Married… with Children, Big, Problem Child, Minority Report, and The Greatest American Hero. Really, it’d be weirder if ABC really did let the Island lay fallow.

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