“I would like that very much”: ABC president refuses to rule out ‘Lost’ reboot

We have to go back....

The president of US network ABC has refused to rule out the possibility of a Lost reboot, almost nine years after the hugely popular show aired its final episode.

On Tuesday evening, a Television Critics Association (TCA) panel saw the audience being shown a sizzle reel that included the footage of Matthew Fox’s character Jack Shephard shouting his now iconic quote, “We have to go back”.

But as soon as the clip ended, a reporter took the opportunity to ask ABC’s programming chief Karey Burke whether a reboot could ever be considered a possibility.

“I would like that very much – that is a reboot I would be interested in seeing,” Burke confirmed.

Although a reboot would prove extremely divisive among fans, Burke confirmed that there’s certainly no plans for the show’s return at the moment.

“It’s literally at this point just what I dream about when I go to bed at night,“ she told the Hollywood Reporter, explaining that she hasn’t spoken to executive producer Carlton Cuse or co-creator JJ Abrams about a potential revival.

“But I do often get asked 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.”

The latest twist for Lost fans comes after Cuse previously admitted that a reboot would be possible, although he certainly wouldn’t be involved.

“Damon and I are pretty adamant about the fact that we don’t have any intentions of rebooting Lost. I know that there are a lot of shows that have been rebooted lately, but we are not on that path,” admitted Cuse in 2017.

“I hope that when that happens, whoever is doing it, doesn’t take the characters from the original Lost and put them in the new one. Because we worked so hard to end that show and to give [the survivors] some level of closure. I know there was some debate as to whether or not there was enough closure.”