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LOST S4 Production Update from Lindelof

Here is some great news for LOST fans. I know Lindelof already said that they were unsure of how many new episodes would get done and that they will do their best to get as many as possible completed for Season 4.

However, in this interview and article with the AP he says that Episode 9 could be ready to air right after 8 and that “I don’t see why we couldn’t deliver all eight remaining episodes.” Of course it would depend on the TV schedule and ABC.

Thanks to Mark for the heads up.

Here are the details:

NEW YORK (AP) - Damon Lindelof is eager for some answers. An executive producer of ABC’s mystery serial “Lost,” he should learn this week what his show’s future holds as it closes out its fourth season.

“Lost” has been back on the air just two weeks. But the strike meant a planned 16-episode shooting schedule was halted after just eight episodes were shot. Fans braced themselves for no more this season.

“But we very much want to come back and do as many episodes as possible,” said Lindelof, who then listed a few issues that first need to be settled.

“How many episodes can best serve our story? And what are the production realities?” He noted that the shooting facility in Hawaii, 2,500 miles from his Los Angeles office, had been shuttered since Thanksgiving. The crew has dispersed, the huge cast has scattered.

The first new post-strike episode of “Lost” could possibly be ready for broadcast the week after episode eight appears, he said. There likely would be three or four more after that.

Could there be even more?

“I’d be surprised if the network wanted to air episodes deep into the summer,” he said. But if all the pieces fell into place, “Lost” fans would be blessed: “I don’t see why we couldn’t deliver all eight remaining episodes.”

That kind of zeal should warm viewers’ hearts. Lindelof and the rest of TV’s creative community seem delighted to be back.

Almost as delighted as we are.

Full Article: MSNBC