The men responsible for seeing Lost through to the end of its run say the show’s finale will be its finale in all forms of media.
Speaking at a BAFTA event in London, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse promised that the show will end by answering as many questions as possible. Lindelof also said he doesn’t want to extend the story in a movie, comic books or anywhere else.
“We won’t be vague and ambiguous –- there will be a lot of answers,” Lindelof said, according to the U.K.’s Broadcast magazine. “We feel that if we hold anything back in the final season, it would be bad. Everyone’s come this far, and they want a conclusion to the story. We have no plans to continue the story of Lost beyond [season] six. My wife says ‘never say never.’ I say ‘never.'”
Production on the final season of Lost begins in August; Cuse, Lindelof and their fellow writers head back to work next week. The two showrunners were typically tight-lipped about the course of events in
season six, though Cuse did let a couple of things slip.
For starters, he said, the final season will feel “more like [season] one. There’s a circularity to the show.” He also teased that the smoke monster will become “an interesting character in and of itself.”
Lindelof reiterated that fans wouldn’t be left with any kind of cliffhanger during the series finale, but he acknowledged that not everyone will be happy with the ending. “Bittersweet comes with the territory,” he said. “The ending we’re aspiring to is fair.”
ABC hasn’t set a premiere date for the final season of Lost yet, but it’s expected back in its usual midseason spot in early 2010.