"Well, s--t, 10 years seems like the perfect time to get back together."
This is what Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof tells E! News exclusively of the rumors that a Lost reunion event may happen next year, either at Comic-Con or elsewhere. Lost first premiered in Sept, 2004.
But before you send your finest "Numbers" shirt to the cleaners to get it finely pressed, will it actually happen? Lindelof tells me that he personally has not been involved in any planning, but he's certainly open to the idea.
"Ten years does seem like the perfect time," Lindelof tells E! News. "But I also wonder if it's too soon? Especially if the announcement of such a panel would stir up rumors of MORE Lost, which is most definitely not in the cards at this time. That said, if someone was organizing it, I would be foolish not to attend...It's just not anything we've initiated internally."
Ya hear that, fandom? "Foolish not to attend." So….Who's gonna start the petition to rent out Hall H? Too soon to take a spot on the sidewalk outside?
Of course, it is also bittersweet to hear that there is definitely no more Lost in the cards. Not that we ever thought that was a real possibility, but hey, a fan can dream. Maybe it's happening in a Flash Sideways world somewhere.
The idea of a 10-year Lost reunion originated from Lost (and now Person of Interest) star Michael Emerson, who told Zap2it at Comic Con he'd heard "murmurings" of a 10-year reunion. "No matter what happens, if anything happens, it will be really hard logistically to put it together."
It has been nearly 9 years since Lost first premiered on ABC (September 22, 2004) and 3 years since it ended (May 23, 2010), after 6 seasons. The New York Times once called Lost "the show with perhaps the most compelling continuing storyline in television history" and every TV writer who has tried unsuccessfully to replicate it since then would probably agree.
Lindelof is poised to make his own return to TV with another series, for the first time since Lost's end. He is currently working on The Leftovers for HBO, a series adapted from the novel by Tom Perrotta and starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler.