Following the events of LOST, the Island’s appointed protector is faced with a dark threat, and calls on a new group of castaways for help.
In the ABC release, Cuse indicated that after some initial trepidation about the idea of returning to LOST, co-creator J.J. Abrams pitched an idea that he simply could not pass up.
Interestingly, Cuse’s former co-showrunner Lindelof is not mentioned in the press release – and, while it’s too early to know for sure, it’s likely that Lindelof may not have been quite as smitten with Abrams’ story idea or is simply too busy with feature film projects to return for Awakening.“I always said it was inevitable that LOST could continue in some form but wasn’t always sure that I’d be part of it. But J.J. came up with a very cool idea and I couldn’t resist. It really reignited my passion for the story. We’re not ready yet to reveal exactly how Awakening fits into the LOST canon, and I’m well aware that we’ve got big shoes to fill and a lot of questions to answer. But that’s part of why we’re doing it. ABC was interested in bringing the show back and we’re interested in addressing some of the leftover mysteries and digging deeper into the mythology than we did before. Frankly, a miniseries seemed like the perfect way of doing it.”