Disney+ Gets The Sci-Fi Thriller Series That Changed Television Forever

By Jason Collins | Published

Lost, an ABC science-fiction thriller television series, is often regarded as one of the best television releases ever made, and it’s now available on Disney’s streaming platform, thanks to its merger with Hulu’s streaming service. However, those who want to watch the series still have to pay for both subscriptions for access.

Lost Is Available On Disney+’s Hulu Tab


Lost has finally made its way to Disney’s audience. However, the Disney+ × Hulu streaming service is still in its beta stage, and while it offers plenty of content that propels Disney to the top, those who want to enjoy the content still have to pay two subscriptions for access.

Admittedly, this isn’t a novelty when it comes to streamers and their offering; in the past, streamers have offered packaged subscription deals for extra content for subscribers willing to pay. What sets this particular example apart is the fact that the unification of Disney+ and Hulu should come at a single subscription fee.

A Group Of Strangers Survive On A Mysterious Island

Considering that the service is still in beta, this is probably one of those quirks that are yet to be worked out, but it’s certainly annoying for those who had hoped to watch Lost on Disney+. The series aired on ABC from 2004 to 2010, over six seasons and 121 episodes. It follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner flying between Sydney and Los Angeles after the plane crashes on a mysterious island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean.

Flashbacks And Eventually, Flashforwards

The primary storyline of Lost is set on an island and is told in a heavily serialized manner. To expand the narrative and provide more context, the storyline is further augmented by flashbacks and flashforwards, which provide additional insights into the involved characters, all the while being complemented by sci-fi elements.

Considering the heavy serialization of events and the large ensemble cast, along with the cost of filming, Lost now stands as one of the most expensive shows on television, with the pilot episode costing $14 million alone.

One Of The Greatest Shows Of All Time

But, the budget did translate into quality, and ever since its initial broadcast, Lost has been regularly ranked by critics and audiences as one of the greatest television shows of all time. It raked in anywhere between 11 million and 16 million viewers on average per season and received hundreds of industry award nominations during the course of its run. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the series is its continued popularity among the fans and numerous related media that expanded Lost’s fictional universe.

Lost’s Legacy

The fantastic response Lost received was actually anticipated by ABC, and the company embarked on a cross-media endeavor with tie-in websites, novels, and official forums, on top of fan-produced stuff that came later, including a ton of fan-fiction material.

The series became a work of significant cultural influence in pop culture, inspiring other ABC’s creative endeavors, such as FlashForward, Heroes, and The 100, as well as other non-ABC television releases, such as the Once Upon a Time series.

Those interested in watching Lost can now do so via Disney+, but they still require an active Hulu subscription to access and stream the series.