Season 5 Casting Update – Will Abaddon Return?

Kristin at E! Online who recently interviewed JJ Abrams.

Abrams new show cast Lance Reddick (Abaddon on LOST) on his new show Fringe. so many fans were worried about Reddick’s availability for both shows.

Of course as expected, it helps that Abrams knows the LOST producers just a bit. 🙂

Here are the details, Thanks to LyLy for the heads up:

 Online who recently interviewed JJ Abrams Season 5 Casting Update - Will Abaddon Return?Meanwhile, for those of you wondering about the casting of Lance Reddick (Lost’s Matthew Abbadon) as a series regular on Fringe, J.J. said it’s a safe bet he’ll reappear on the Island. “When we were casting him, we hesitated because of his Lost character,” J.J. admitted. “But then I realized if he goes and does another show, he’ll be less likely to do Lost, so let’s get him on this one, because I know the producer.”

Read More of Interview Here: E! Online

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Snippet From The Abc Live Press Tour

Thanks to ackermaniv for the following.

“Cuse hints that “the journey about how those six return to the island” will be a major thrust of Season 5. Adds Lindelof: “You have to break your characters up to create conflict… but you can’t play that too long because the audience will get frustrated…. And we have that intensely in mind as we proceed.””

Cuse teases we’ll see more of Daniel Dae Kim “in some form” this season despite Jin’s apparent death.

Source: EW

More Details From Lost Producers At Tca Press Tour

LOST producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, confirmed once again that part of the focus for Season 5 will be on the O6 trying to get back to the island and how the island is “drawing them back.”

They also used an analogy calling Season 5 The Two Towers (part 2) of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Basically a season that will setup Season 6.

Here are the details:

Speaking at ABC’s TCA press tour today, LOST executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse explained how giving an end date for the series last year has truly reinvigorated the writing staff and streamlined how they’re going to get to the end.

“I think it completely changed our storytelling approach,” says Cuse.

Last year’s writer’s strike also gave LOST the ability to air the finished episodes and return to the show after the strike and utilize fan and friend feedback in the writing and completion of the remaining episodes of the season.

“We got feedback from audience and we were able to course correct,” says Lindelof who notes this year they won’t have that benefit, since the series will air in January, and they’ll be done writing shortly after that. “We’re done by writing the show at end of February, so there’s not an opportunity to get any feedback, which quite frankly scares the sh*t out of us.”

Most importantly, Cuse notes it’s a “tricky year for us,” since Season 5 is the linking mechanism to the selesai season the following year.

“This is year is the ‘TWO TOWERS year,’” explains Cuse in his reference the middle chapter of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy that set everything into motion for the selesai chapter. “This is the year that links us to the past and the present. We knew what we wanted to do for a long time. The challenge for us is how to make this engaging and exciting, where everybody is really excited about the selesai season of LOST.”

As for teases on the new season, as usual the executive producers are tight lipped, but they do reveal this season will be about the Oceanic 6 getting back to the island.

“The people that are off the island, the island seems to be drawing them back and Ben [Michael Emerson] makes it clear they need to go back to the island,” says Cuse. “So hopefully that’s a lot of what you’ll see of in Season 5 — the journey how those six return to the island.”

And for Lindelof, he notes “the worst thing we can do on the show is be boring,” and he prides himself on the fact that people are still talking about LOST after last year’s reinvigorated season and that the writers themselves are still engaged with the show’s twists and turns.

“Season 5 is very exciting for us,” says Lindelof. “At 86 hours into the sow, we’re going into Season 5 and the fact people are asking us, ‘what is the show going to be next year, how are you going to tell stories next year?’ It has been exciting.”

Source: IF Magazine

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Rebecca Mader Talks Lost!

Not had a chance to listen to this where I can so cannot confirm if there are any real spoilers but thought I’d play it safe 🙂

The Lost star who currently holds the record for most played video interview at TVGuide.com has returned to chat with us once again! This time, actress Rebecca Mader talks about going back to work next month, who she hopes her character Charlotte will hook up with next season and what a huge fan she is of a wet, shirtless Sawyer!

Source: TV Guide

More Deaths Coming

Thanks to Josh for the heads up on a little snippet from the recent TCA conference.

Damon and Carlton also were asked about diversity issues, with an implied reference to Harold Perrineau’s speculation about how race might have played a role Michael’s death, and Damon said, “The show has to be an equal-opportunity murderer…We’ve killed a lot of white people. And I can almost guarantee we will be killing more white people this season.”

Source: E!Online

Malcolm David Kelly Interview

Here is an interesting little interview of Malcolm David Kelly who plays Walt. Nothing too shocking or major, but Kelly confirms that he is NOT on call for Season 5. He also says that he knows that something will probably “pop up” and thinks (hopes) that we could see him and father Michael via flashbacks.

Here is the LOST portion of the interview:

Here is an interesting little interview of Malcolm David Kelly who plays Walt Malcolm David Kelly InterviewCrave Online: It was great to see you back on Lost finally.

Malcolm David Kelly: Thank you, appreciate it.

Crave Online: How was it to get back after all this time?

Malcolm David Kelly: It was cool. I mean, just going back and going back to Hawaii and seeing everybody, all my friends and family back there. It was nice and amazing, I love it.

Crave Online: So you had a reunion with the whole cast?

Malcolm David Kelly: Oh yeah, oh yeah. The cast, every time I go out there, we go out and eat. Or every time I’m back in LA when we have a break like this, we’re all hanging out.

Crave Online: Were you in a holding pattern just waiting to find out when they’d have Walt back?

Malcolm David Kelly: Yeah, and working. Whenever they call me and let me know when they want me to come back, I’ll just go out there and shoot and come back home and keep working.

Crave Online: Were you ever worried that so much time was passing?

Malcolm David Kelly: Yeah, I thought they were either going to try to recast me or just kill me off or something like that. I’m grateful that I’m still on there.

Crave Online: Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse told us they’d worked your aging into the story. Did they tell you not to sweat it?

Malcolm David Kelly: No, they didn’t tell me not to sweat it. I’m still sweating a little bit but then when I found out I was my normal age, then it all worked out. Everything should be cool. That meant I should come back.

Crave Online: Now that Lost has been on for a few years, can you appreciate it as a fan?

Malcolm David Kelly: The show is great. There’s still nothing else out there like this show so that’s always amazing for TV and it’s amazing for me.

Crave Online: When you finally got a script with Walt in it, how satisfied were you with where he was at that point?

Malcolm David Kelly: I was glad and especially the age factor like we talked about. I’m glad I got to play my normal age so I wouldn’t have to change my voice like I’ve been trying to do and make it higher in scenes and everything like that. So that’s a pretty cool transition.

Crave Online: How about his adjustment back to home life and his relationship with his father?

Malcolm David Kelly: I thought that was pretty cool but then my dad died on the show so I won’t be seeing him too much anymore, but I’m still going to see him in real life. In flashbacks, hopefully they give us enough where we still get to keep working together so I’m looking forward to it.

Crave Online: Are you on call for the upcoming season?

Malcolm David Kelly: No, not that they’ve told me so far but I know something probably is going to pop up.

Crave Online: Because now we’re bouncing back and forth.

Malcolm David Kelly: Yeah, we can go anywhere they want to with those writers.

View Full Interview Here: Crave

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Io9, Tv Guide And Ew Summary From Lost Panel At Comic-Con

* The island did not travel when the hatch imploded, but something did happen.
* We’ll see more of Locke and Jin on the show. “Dead is a relative term,” and there’s still a lot of story to be told about those characters.
* Their favorite episodes are “The Constant” (Carlton) and “Exodus” (Damon). Damon adds that he really liked season four, and he admitted the show has had its “ups and downs.”
* They reiterated that getting an end date for the show has really reinvigorated it in terms of giving it energy and purpose.
* We will see Rousseau’s story this year, but it won’t exactly be a flashback. We’re done with flashbacks and flashforwards, but there will be some time-jumping excitement anyway. There will be storytelling on and off the island, and in different periods of time.
* Vincent the Dog is fine and will be in season five — and will survive until the end of the show.
* The Jack/Kate/Sawyer triangle is central to the show, and we’ll see more interesting permutations of it over the next two seasons. And Kate will see Sawyer again.
* The nameless extras in Bandar Ceme Online
the Zodiac boat with Farraday, stranded with the island gone, may be toast, but “things are looking up” for Farraday himself.
* Speaking of Daniel, he has a little notebook that tells him stuff that’s happened, and stuff that will happen soon, and it’s going to figure prominently in season five.
* Richard Alpert is “quite old,” thanks to the island’s mystical properties, and we’ll see more of his history this year. We’ll also see him barefoot in “the near future, pun intended,” so we’ll find out how many toes he has.

Source: IO9

On Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con, a huge crowd of Lost fans was treated to a Q&A session with the famous team of Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, several knick-knacks, a few pieces of scoop and one big surprise.

To kick things off, “Darlton” handed out specific gifts to each person who asked a question. The best exchange: An uncanny Hurley look-a-like was awarded a Dharma bottle of ranch dressing.

Later, after someone posed a question about the Jack/Kate/Sawyer love triangle, the exec producers began bickering about how the action figure they were about to gift the fan didn’t really look like Matthew Fox. Cue the surprise entrance of… Matthew Fox! The Losties went nuts because not five minutes earlier Darlton said the panel was only going to involve the two of them (if only because the cast is so hard to track down before they start shooting in Hawaii).

The main draw for any Lost diehard, of course, is the vague promise of scoop. As far as new jasus goes, it was typically scarce. The execs revealed that Jin (who last was seen on the exploding freighter) and Locke (reclined in a coffin under the purview of FutureJack as the season finale faded to black) each would be back in some capacity, and that “dead is a relative term” on this show. Also, animal lovers may be pleased to know that Vincent is not only alive and well, but will make it to the end of the series!

To wrap things up, a fan came out on stage with a video camera screaming that he had “exclusive video from the Dharma booth.” It was shot Blair Witch-style, and was clearly a planned part of the panel, yet the footage still was hilarious. As the tape unspoiled, the scientist from the Dharma orientation films hinted that the island is 30 years behind. (The hatch music from the ’70s now makes a bit more sense.) He begged anyone watching to reconstitute the Dharma Initiative, because all of the original doctors are dead. Say what?!

Source: TV Guide

Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse weren’t expected to reveal much of anything about the upcoming season at their Comic-Con panel Saturday; production on the drama won’t begin for another three weeks in Hawaii and the writers are typically loathe to give spoilers away, anyway. Still, the duo didn’t disappoint. They immediately took questions from the audience and gave Lost memorabilia to anyone who made it up to the microphone. Besides handing out nifty prizes like an autographed life jacket and a T-shirt that read, “I asked a question about Richard Alpert and all I got was this lousy T-shirt,” the producers did offer up a few tidbits about the coming year. Jin and Locke will appear in one form or another, Rousseau’s story will finally be told, and Walt’s dog Vincent will stage a comeback (some fan, in fact, actually inquired about the dog’s status before asking about any human characters). Oh, and Lindelof insisted that the Island did not move in the finale. Matthew Fox (pictured) showed up, too, mostly to glad-hand a fan and smile pretty for the room.

The panel then took an odd turn when a pudgy, red-faced “recruit” from the Dharma Initiative bounded on stage to report that he just captured secret video from Dharma’s Comic-Con booth. It featured Lost character Dr. Marvin Candle admitting to the camera that his real name was Chang, he was a professor from Ann Arbor, Mich., and that he was about to fall victim to a “violent purge” that he’s “powerless to escape” (translation: he’s dead now, folks). Candle’s purpose for the video? He wanted to say his research on the Island was valid so the “Dharma Initiative should be reconstituted.”

Source: EW