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Lost's sixth season may not be show's last

Lost, Naveen Andrews

Story by Jack Foley

AS ABC drama Lost prepares to enter its sixth and final season, news has emerged from the States that it may not be over for the show once it ends!

According to a report on Variety, there are a number of options currently being considered by executives at the channel, including a new TV or feature version of the show with a possible new cast.

This has been dubbed as a possible Lost: The Next Generation.

There could also be follow on Lost novelizations and comic books, as well as gaming extensions, recut Lost DVDs and even a Lost amusement park attraction.

Mike Benson, a marketing executive VP at ABC, told Variety: “We’ve been talking about this for a couple of years now. We want to keep it [Lost] alive but make sure we maintain the integrity of the franchise.

“We’re not about milking this thing for all that it is right now; it’s important to see this live for years to come.”

However, while ABC is keen to keep the show running in some form, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will depart once they’ve wrapped things up at the end of the current season.

Lindelof maintained: “People deserve an ending, and to promise a continuation of the story in any form in some way negates the finality in some way.”

However, Benson remains optimistic that a new way forward can be found using a new development team, and has even likened the possibilities for the Lost franchise to that of Star Trek.

“We do believe Lost can be a Star Trek for us,” he added.

Watch this space…

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