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Endgame: "Lost" Producers Promise No Onion Rings

Well, okay, they didn't quite promise there wouldn't be any onion rings, but the executive producers of Lost have revealed that they do know what the final scene, not to mention the final on-screen image, of the mind-trippy series will be. (Please no snow globe, please no snow globe.)

Thanks to the innovative order Lost received from network ABC (that's three seasons, with sixteen episodes per season), producers have been able to intricately plot the next three years of the series, without the fear of being as prematurely terminated as, say, Naomi was in the season finale.

"Yes, we do know what the last image of the show is," said Carlton Cuse, "and it won't be a black screen!"

"We always knew the ending," Damon Lindelof admitted. "We just didn't know how much time to take before we got there. So, yes, it still completely fits with where we're at in the storytelling right now."

Lost's fourth season kicks off in February 2008 (I'd hazard a guess and say February 6th, if I'm being precise) and will wrap its run in 2010.


As much as I love Lost and don't want it to end, I think it's so great that they know when the final episode will be and can plan accordingly which will really allow them to go out with a bang. I can't wait to see how it all plays out!
The CineManiac said…
i know one of the writers who was there in the beginning and left after a couple of seasons, and know this is what they've been hoping for from day 1, the ability to end the show on their terms, in the way they had planned from the beginning.
I for one was extremely excited when ABC signed up to end the show at a certain date so they knew how long they had to finish the show.
Anonymous said…
I'm glad they have an endgame and can work backwards from that final scene. Other wise the whole thing becomes an unstable house of cards and we all saw how Alias ended up.

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