How Lost Would Be Different If It Was Made In 2020


Recently, Damon Lindelof, the writer, and creator of the Lost series said that Lost would have been completely different if it was created in 2020. The ABC series first premiered on September 22, 2004, and ended on May 23, 2010.

The show had six successful seasons and viewers became a fan of the good actors, action, story base, twists, location, suspense, flashbacks, dialogues, and mystery. 

What is the Lost series about?

The plane crash survivors find themselves alone on a mysterious island. Soon they realize that they are not alone on the strange island and are forced to stay and work together to stay alive. Sources reveal that the show was supposed to end after three seasons, but Lindelof decided to create few more seasons.

Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof talks about the series

During the New York Comic-Con panel that celebrated Lost on Saturday, Damon Lindelof talked about Lost while looking at the current situation of the world. He cited the worldwide protests about police brutality and the Covid-19 pandemic, and other problems would have been different in 2020.

He talked about a character named Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick), who is a character in Lost who got stuck in the hatch for three years. The character would have a strong feeling about vaccinating himself.

Besides, it would have changed the idea of quarantine today. The series back then is quite relatable to the situation we are in today. But if it was made today, then they wouldn’t have had an impact on the audience.

He continued that it would face many distractions today if it got produced in 2020. It was able to create mystery because it was made 16 years back. It is fascinating to see that Lindelof stated about police brutality.

He believes that TV shows are not able to ignore what is happening in the real world. And Lost would not have been a remarkable show if it got created today. 

Final Words

The series was pure escapism, which helped the viewers to dive into drama and mysteries such as would Kate Austin choose Jack Shephard (Matthew Fix) or James Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Lindelof feels that there is still a room for escapist entertainment in the climate of 2020.

For example, we can take a look at superhero films, which feature reflects less in the real world. If the show was made in 2020, then he would have created the material differently. If you haven’t watched the series yet, then have a look at its trailer below.

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