It's only been four years since the Lost finale, but co-creator Carlton Cuse already thinks ABC will likely reboot the series. "We have to go back to the island!" an ABC executive will presumably scream.
As show Cuse told Entertainment Weekly:
I think it's likely that at some point, ABC will want to reboot Lost because it's a valuable franchise, and there will be some young, bright writer or writers who will come up with a great idea that the network responds to, and that'll be great. I do not begrudge ABC the opportunity to do something more with the franchise.
I imagine Cuse is right. ABC is struggling for ratings like every other primetime network and they need a hit, and a reboot of a previous hit like Lost is as close to a sure thing as a TV show is likely to get. And they're going to need those ratings sooner rather than later, so I don't think it'll be too long before ABC pulls the trigger on this.
Admittedly, I have zero idea how someone could reboot a show which was based almost entirely on continually shocking the viewer — is there just going to be another hatch? A new frozen donkey wheel? A magic drain? — but they could redo the series with a clearer idea of the end, maybe answer some of the questions people still have, and overall just make more sense. Maybe that's all people need.
It still sounds ridiculous, but it does make more sense than the Heroes reboot.