It’s hard to believe that Lost premiered a decade ago, but J.J. Abrams’ mind-bending series premiered in 2004, and the yen year anniversary is fast approaching. The show hasn’t even been on the air for almost four years, wrapping up it’s run in 2004. While the series finale polarized fans, we can all agree that its first season was the best it offered viewers. To celebrate the milestone, the Paley Center For Media will have a special 10-year anniversary panel for Lost at PaleyFest 2014 in Los Angeles.
The participants and guests for the panel were recently announced, and feature a majority of the key cast and crew. Even though some members of the family won’t be there, it will be really good to see most of the castaways back together again after their reunion in a non-denominational church a few years ago.
Check out the lineup below:
- Josh Holloway, “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford”
- Daniel Dae Kim, “Jin Kwon”
- Yunjin Kim, “Sun Kwon”
- Jorge Garcia, “Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes”
- Emilie de Ravin, “Claire Littleton”
- Ian Somerhalder, “Boone Carlyle”
- Nestor Carbonell, “Richard Alpert”
- Henry Ian Cusick , “Desmond Hume”
- Malcolm David Kelley, “Walt Lloyd”
- Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer
- Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer
Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan, Harold Perrineau, Maggie Grace, Naveen Andrews, and Terry O’Quinn have decided to sit this one out. Abrams is another notable name who won’t be there, but he’s prepping Star Wars: Episode VII, so we’ll give him a pass on this one. While it’s sad that much of season one’s cast won’t be on hand, they did put together a pretty solid gathering, though it would’ve been nice to see the entire cast re-unite for one night.
However, we do get showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. There was a lot of backlash directed towards Lindelof after the Lost series finale. Many consider it questionable, but for others it was the best possible way to end the six-season run. Lindelof’s new HBO series, The Leftovers, is also gaining some criticism, and people plan to stay away because of his penchant for longstanding mysteries and a lack of character resolution. It seems anything with Lindelof’s name attached to it—Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus, among others—will always be viewed with serious skepticism.
Along with the Lost reunion, this year’s PaleyFest will host a so-long celebration for CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, a Netflix participation panel with Orange Is The New Black, and an opening-night event featuring the Veronica Mars movie. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., AMC’s Mad Men, and NBC comedies Parks & Recreation and Community, will also be on hand during the two-week long television and media event.
There are also other Lost celebrations planned throughout the year. The show premiered on ABC on September 22, 2004, and the “Lost 2014: The 10-Year Fan Gathering” event will take place on Oahu, Hawaii September 20-22. The event will include members of the cast and a special two-hour screening of the pilot episode—directed by Abrams— on the beach.
Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion will take place at Paley Center For Media in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 16, 2014.