ABC Wants a Lost Reboot, But Isn't Developing One - Yet

Characters on the ABC supernatural drama Lost, after surviving a plane crash and an array of dangers that followed it, had a hard time moving on with their lives even when they managed to escape the island. Audiences who loved the show haven't easily let go of it either.

That appears to include ABC's new president, Karey Burke. She expressed her interest in a reboot of Lost in a panel for the Television Critics Association, but so far there are no official plans to move forward with it, according to SlashFilm.

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Lost premiered in 2004 and ran for six seasons, becoming a modern standard for serialized television and accumulating a devoted fanbase. The cast, which changed fluidly with the twists and turns of the story, included some big names, like Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Emerson and Evangeline Lilly.

The show is remembered today for its innovative storytelling style, which often jumped around in its timeline and used individual episodes to spotlight characters in its large cast, and for the mysteries in its plot that may or may not have come to a satisfying conclusion, depending on who you ask.

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Although the showrunners -- Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams -- have stated that they have no intentions of returning to Lost, there is still a possibility that the show could be rebooted with different characters. Given the wide scope of the original premise, a fresh take could preserve some of what attracted viewers in the first place without rehashing the exact story.

However, Burke was clear that a new version of the show is not part of any immediate plans from ABC.  “It is literally at this point just what I dream about when I go to bed at night," she said. "I do often get the question what show would I reboot and often my answer is Lost, sometimes Alias. Nothing to report yet, maybe ever but it would be a fun thing to have a conversation about.”

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