'Lost' producers talk final season


It's sounds like Jack's plan worked.

Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) and Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday) will be back on ABC's "Lost" next year, along with several other characters who haven't been seen since the first season, said producers at Comic-Con.

The revelation confirms reports that suggested a "Lost" reunion of sorts for the final season. In May’s finale, the castaways detonated a bomb on the mysterious island in hopes of resetting the last several years of their lives. 

The items were among a scant few tidbits dropped during a well-produced hour in San Diego that featured several new mock "Lost"-verse ads and parody shorts, but no new video from the final season.

"There's a good chance you'll be seeing many characters you haven't seen since the first season again," said executive producer Damon Lindelof.
The final season, producers say, will in some ways resemble the first.

"(In the first season, the characters) were running around the jungle, things felt intense and surprising,” said executive producer Carlton Cuse. “We have a way that we're going to be able to do that in the final season too.”

Yet fans shouldn’t think that any sort of narrative reboot will invalidate everything that’s already happened, “because that would be a real big cheat,” said Jorge Garcia, who plays Hugo on the show.

“Just trust us,” reassured Cuse.

The show will also employ a new narrative device that’s unique to the final season.

"The time travel season is over, the flash forward season is over,” Lindelof said. “We're going to do something different."

Fans camped overnight to see the “Lost” panel, which occupied the fan convention’s largest ballroom that Comic-Con usually reserves for summer tentpole films.