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Will ABC reboot ‘Lost’ soon? This producer just addressed the rumor

‘Lost’ executive producer Jean Higgins denied a reboot is on the way

Jack and Kate find themselves at odds over the direction to take to save their fellow island survivors, Locke further solidifies his stance as leader of “The Others,” and Sawyer and Juliet come under scrutiny from the Dharma Initiative, on “Lost,”
Jack and Kate find themselves at odds over the direction to take to save their fellow island survivors, Locke further solidifies his stance as leader of “The Others,” and Sawyer and Juliet come under scrutiny from the Dharma Initiative, on “Lost”
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Will ABC reboot the hit show “Lost” in the near future? It seems unlikely.

“Lost” executive producer Jean Higgins recently told Observer that she has been approached by colleagues who heard rumors of a reboot. But she was quick to shoot them down.

“If I was going to do ‘Lost,’ you’d be the first person I’d call,” Higgins said to her colleague. “No, there’s no ‘Lost.’ I don’t know if you could do it again. It’s lightning in a bottle. I think it would be OK, but it would always be compared to the first.”

Higgins said the original “Lost” worked as its own isolated series. Returning to the island for any more adventures wouldn’t work well long-term, she said.

“Leave it alone. Let it be what it was. It was fabulous, it was wonderful. It was, I think, life-changing for a number of people,” Higgins said.

That said, “Lost” showrunner Carlton Cuse signed a new deal with ABC back in 2017 after Shonda Rhimes exited for Netflix. Cuse made comments in 2018 about a possible “Lost” reboot, too.

Cuse told The Hollywood Reporter, “I would be fine if ABC hired somebody who had a good idea (to reboot it) involving other characters that go to the island at some other point in time. I would be less excited if they wanted to use the characters that we had in our show.”

Would Cuse be involved in a reboot, though?

“I don’t think so, no,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.