Thursday, March 12, 2009

LOST Will End

The other day I was talking to a friend who is a casual LOST fan. During the conversation it came up that they didn't know that LOST has only one season left. I thought this warranted a post here. Yes, LOST has a definitive end date. Late Spring next year we will be watching the very last episode of one the best shows of television history. For those of you that don't know the story, LOST executive producers and head writers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse petitioned ABC for an end date to the show during the middle of season 3. They felt that they needed a specific end date in order to write the best episodes they could in order to tell the story arc they had in mind. They were worried they were going to have to start to produce filler episodes (NIki, Paulo and the spiders anyone) that didn't really propel the main story. This is really rare in hollywood, asking for an end to your job and for ABC to agree to end a major franchise in their lineup. ABC could have dragged LOST out for years ala ER. Darlton's specific example was the X-files, which they felt died a miserable death being dragged on way longer then the story should have. Here is a recent interview with them about the story arc with a few minor spoilers about the future of season 5.

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