Lost’s ending is found

ABC in the US has announced that Lost will end in 2010 with three more seasons of 16 episodes.

The unusual claim has been made to allow writers time to map out the key moves, and they couldn’t be happier.

Following a mid-season break this year, word is that these seasons will air unbroken from February to May.

Creator Damon Lindelof told the Hollywood Reporter having the end point in sight was “incredibly liberating. Like we’ve been running a marathon and we actually know where the finish line is for the first time.”

Lindelof and Cuse said they’ve had “a road map for the series with all the major mythological milestones and the ending in place” for a while.

“What we didn’t know was how long we had to play the story out,” Cuse said. “By defining the endpoint we can now really map out the rest of the series in confidence.”

There will be some puzzle play, too.

“We sort of view Lost as a mosaic,” Cuse said. “Now there are only 48 more tiles that go into that mosaic, and we’re figuring out, along with all the other writers, exactly where they all go.”

5 Comments:

  1. That is pointless … it is not interesting enough to sustain another three years … it will be SOOOO out of date by then and so many better shows will be wildly outrating it … just end it now and put us all out of our mysery! How many more stupid flashbacks can the world handle???
    Jack!

  2. I’ll bet if the show still rates well in the US in 2010 they’ll probably string it out and end with a movie – to really gain some substantial money from the series.

    But I can only see it working if the show still rates well and retains many of it’s current original cast members.

    Then again by 2010 we may not be able to venture outside in the global burning. lol

    Remember how we were supposed to have flying cars and whatnot by 2010… what happened to the dreams? lol

  3. Abstract Adam - Adam Oriti

    I have seen that the writers have story for 2 more 24 ep seasons but the US network has asked for a 3 season contract so they split 48 eps into 3 x 16. $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Talks

  4. David Knox

    Think its to avoid mid-season breaks which haven’t helped sustain the audience or ratings. We’re seeing more and more 16 ep series in the US.

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