I have some ideas for new series to take over for Lost when it ends this year. The sets are there, right? The production team? Let’s face it: some of these people will never find this kind of work again. So despite assurances by Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof that there are no plans for future returns to the Island, I suspect we may see:
Lost: The Movie: This 2018 big-budget 3D blockbuster retells the first season in true Hollywood reboot style. Starring Zach Efron as Jack, Dylan Sprouse as Sawyer, that iCarly girl as Kate and Wes Bentley as John Locke.
Dharma Days: The CW presents a wacky look back at those super 70s with a half-hour comedy about a gang of out of this world scientists living on a tropical island paradise. This week: Chang (Tony Shalhoub) and Horace (George Wendt) accidentally trigger the Orchid, and a caveman arrives at the island … and falls hard for Amy (Pamela Anderson).
24: The Island: Jack Bauer has 24 hours to stop renegade industrialist Charles Widmore from taking over the world via secret island technology. His first crisis? Cellphones don’t work on the island. Starring Jack Bauer as Jack Bauer.
Life with Vincent: The entire Lost series is retold as a half-hour children’s show, recut and reshot to be seen through the eyes of a goofy dog named Vincent, who will be voiced by Jorge Garcia.
Rosie and Bernie: (Made for Dutch cable) After the Incident, after the Purge, the island lies mostly vacant … except for two fun-loving retirees. Join the fun as the Nadlers open a swingin’ all-inclusive resort and welcome a different Dutch cruise ship every week.
Fantasy Island: Michael Emerson IS Mr. Roarke.