Lost writer admits they just made it up as they went along

'We literally just thought of the weirdest most f*cked up thing'

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 14 January 2015 13:24

A writer on Lost has revealed what many suspected, that there was never a plan for how to end the show and each season they would just think of "f*cked up things" to keep it ticking over.

Prison Break writer Nick Santora recalled the time his Lost writer friend (who he wouldn't name) came clean during a Nerdist Writer's Panel podcast, an admission he was pretty appalled by.

"We had an expression in the room which was 'No Polar Bears' - a reference to Lost," he explained.

"I had friends that were writing on Lost, I can’t say who they were. And I was watching football with one of them and I was telling them how much I loved the show…and I’m like, "How are you going to pay all this stuff off?" And he looked at me and goes, "We’re not." And I go, "What do you mean you’re not?" He said, "We literally just think of the weirdest most f*cked up thing and write it and we’re never going to pay it off." And I look at him and I’m like, "That’s such bullshi*t! You are completely f*cking with the audience."

"I want to bring a class-action lawsuit on behalf of everyone who watched Lost all those years. Nina Hartley [a porn star] jerked people off less than Lost did."

In September, Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse claimed that a seventh series of the shipwreck drama is "inevitable" now that Disney owns the rights to it.

"Disney owns the franchise, it made them a lot of money, it's hard to imagine it will just sit there idly forever," he told ABC, to a collective groan from viewers.

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