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Lost TV Show Spinoff Theory

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BY October 2, 2022
It might have ended over a decade ago, but fans of Lost are still very interested in a reboot of the franchise. After all, sequels, prequels, and remakes are the hot thing right now, both in movies and TV shows. There are a ton of Star Wars prequel shows in the works, as well as many Marvel sequel TV series. Many studios are interested in continuing stories in existing franchises guaranteed to make money. The Lost TV show franchise is no different! Since the show ended, fans have asked for a sequel series. But how would that even work?Well, there are plenty of ways that the creators, J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, could continue the Lost TV show. It would be a great way to answer some lingering questions and plot threads from the finale. Unfortunately, if there is going to be a sequel, it’s unlikely any of the mainline show’s characters will return. After all, the finale gave a pretty fitting ending to Jack, Locke, and other individuals. That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t see them ever in a spinoff – just that they won’t be the main characters in the show.If there’s so much interest in a Lost TV show spinoff, you might be asking – why hasn’t it happened already? There are several reasons for that. Foremost, in 2020, the show’s creators revealed that they’re not interested in returning to the island. That doesn’t mean they’d rule out someone else taking on the franchise, but they aren’t interested. In their own words,

“to turn around even 20 years later and say, ‘well, that wasn’t the ending,’ it was just ‘an ending,’ it feels wrong on every level, but that’s because it was our ending.” 

LOST TV Show Theory

LOST TV Show Image: ABC/Disney

However, that hasn’t stopped some eager fans from creating some ideas about how the series could continue. One interesting way would be through the children of the Lost TV show. Throughout the show’s lifetime, several main characters gave birth to several kids.

First, there’s Aaron, who was Claire’s son. Kate raised Aaron for a few years before returning to the island. Then there’s Ji Yeon, the daughter of Jin and Sun. Both parents died, leaving Ji an orphan. Additionally, Desmond and Penny had a child named Charlie, after everyone’s favourite Drive Shaft member. On top of that, there’s also Sawyer’s son Clementine. With so many children linked to the main characters, they’d be a great way to revive the Lost TV show again.

Perhaps we’d see the children returning to the island, trying to solve some new and old mysteries. It’d also give a twist on the flashback technique that the show was known for. Maybe we’d see flashbacks of the Lost TV show characters raising their kids off the island. Or, in the case of Ji Yeon, trying to cope with having no parents at all. It’d give the creators a way to include the characters we know in a limited format.

However, according to this theory, one person is central to this story – Walt. If you don’t remember, Walt is Michael’s son and has some strange powers. Sadly, the writers never fully explained his abilities after season 1. We did see him heading to the island with Hurley and Ben at the end. So, a sequel series with an older Walt could explain some of these mysteries.

Is a Spinoff Possible?

LOST TV Show Image: ABC/Disney

Additionally, the finale shows Hurley becoming the Protector of the Island. To assist him, Ben joined his side. Maybe in a Lost TV show, we could see the difficulties of this work and what the job involves. Also, the show creators made it clear throughout the series that the island is special. It granted the survivors special abilities. For example, Locke’s legs began working again, and Rose’s cancer disappeared. As such, the children in the show likely got special powers, too.

Perhaps a Lost TV spinoff series could show the island’s effect on these people. It’d allow the creators to take the show in new directions while expanding on the existing mythology. Whatever happens, it’s important to remember that these are just theories at the moment. There’s no word or even hints at a revival for Lost. However, the fact that Disney bought ABC is significant. They’re huge fans of reboots, prequels, and sequels! Maybe we’ll see a return to the island one day.

What are your thoughts? What would you like to see in a Lost TV show spinoff? Let us know your thoughts below!

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