Lost was only supposed to last three seasons

Even though the hit ABC mystery drama Lost came to an end ten years ago, we’re still slightly obsessed with the show here at /Film. Showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse became superstars during the show’s run, and behind the scenes stories were devoured by fans almost as rabidly as new episodes of the show itself. But in a new interview, Lindelof revealed some details about the making of Lost that I’d never heard before: namely, that the show was originally pitched as a three-season series, and that he and Cuse almost stepped aside as showrunners after the third season.
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Animated Empire Strikes Back

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures has delivered a stylized, animated version of The Empire Strikes Back in just five minutes. Plus, watch The Simpsons famous steamed hams scene recreate in LEGO form, and The Hollywood Reporter brings in some of the TV drama showrunners, such as Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) and Liz Tigelaar (Little Fires Everywhere), who might be in contention for Emmys when the time comes later this year. Read More »

Watch Watchmen for Free

Last year, HBO’s Watchmen series from executive producer Damon Lindelof blew us all away by not only being a riveting sequel to the groundbreaking comic series, but a searing indictment of systemic racism, both in law enforcement and American society at large. Now HBO is giving everyone a chance to see this powerful and provocative series by making it available for free to watch starting on June 19, and the date for this is certainly not without meaning.  Read More »

World's Greatest Book Club

During the heyday of ABC’s Lost, actor Paul Scheer (The League, Black Monday) was such a fan of the show that he became the go-to host for events surrounding the mystery series. (He was on the ground floor during the launch of the Lost art show which catapulted Gallery1988 to fame.) Now Scheer is hosting a brand new digital series called The World’s Greatest Book Club for Marvel Comics, and he’s cashed in on that long-time fandom and landed Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof as the show’s first guest. Check out the debut episode below. Read More »

Watchmen season 2 update

Ever since HBO’s brilliant drama series Watchmen went off the air, fans have been wondering if showrunner Damon Lindelof would be coming back for a second season. And while the writer/producer has already made his thoughts very clear, interest in the show is so high that he’ll likely be fielding questions about the future of the show for a long time.

So here we are, with Lindelof providing yet another Watchmen season 2 update that essentially boils down to the same thing he’s said before: he might come back for another batch of episodes, but don’t hold your breath. Read More »

watchmen trailer new

Watchmen showed audiences another side of actor Tim Blake Nelson. As Wade Tillman (a.k.a. Looking Glass), Nelson is more imposing than ever before. The reserved cop, to put it mildly, doesn’t need to beat anybody to a pulp to prove or illustrate his immense strength. Look no further than the interrogation scene to see a man in complete control of his surroundings, body, and power.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nelson’s casting imbued an authenticity to Wade and the setting of Damon Lindelof‘s magnum opus. As a storyteller himself, having written and directed several films, including the thinking man’s stoner pic, Leaves of Grass, Nelson is as much in awe of Watchmen‘s storytelling as the rest of us. After the series concluded with answers as exciting as the questions, we spoke to Nelson about his experience working on and watching the show, acting opposite of Regina King, and similarities between Minority Report and Watchmen.

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watchmen season 2

Watchmen aired its season finale last night – but what if it turns out to be a series finale as well? As of the writing of this story, HBO has yet to announce a second season. And if they do, there’s a very good chance showrunner Damon Lindelof won’t be returning. Before the show even premiered, Lindelof told a crowd at New York Comic-Con that the first season was planed out as something completely self-contained, and that a second season might not happen. Now, Lindelof is doubling-down, confirming that he has no plans for a second season at this time.

But enough about that. Let’s get an answer to the show’s biggest, most important question: Who is Lube Man?

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Watchmen season finale trailer

“The end is nigh.”

That phrase has been used in the marketing for HBO’s Watchmen since it first began to ramp up, but now it’s true on a meta level: the final episode of the exceptional first season (and maybe even the series as a whole) airs this coming Sunday night, and HBO has dropped one last trailer to get us hyped. As if we needed any additional reasons to be excited. Read More »

Watchmen episode 8 trailer

Damon Lindelof and his writing staff dropped another bomb in this week’s episode of Watchmen, proving once again that this series is appointment viewing and must-see television that’s unlike anything else this year. Take a look at the trailer for next week’s episode below, and read Lindelof’s comments about last night’s game-changing revelation. Spoilers ahead.  Read More »

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watchmen episode 7 trailer

There are only three episodes of Watchmen left, which means its time to start getting some answers. Showrunner Damon Lindelof has promised that this is a completely self-contained season, which means we’re not headed towards a bunch of cliffhangers. The lingers questions will be answered, and a Watchmen episode 7 trailer hints that we’re finally going to learn what Lady Trieu is up to. Plus: read Lindelof’s comments on the big reveal from episode 6.

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