A six-episode retrospective on the TV show Lost hosted by SYFY WIRE's Senior Producer, Tara Bennett, and renowned TV critic, Maureen Ryan. Fifteen-years ago, Lost changed the television landscape and its impact is still influencing what we watch today. For this podcast series, we're not recapping episodes. Instead, we're exploring how Lost impacted high-concept, serialized storytelling, opened the door for shorter U.S. seasons, created a transmedia landscape that fed water-cooler TV, ushered in a new era of fan engagement, and went on to populate the next generation of showrunners and landmark television series.
In the grand finale of our exploration of Lost, co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse sit down with co-hosts Mo Ryan and Tara Bennett to go back. As a couple of the first 'celebrity' showrunners, they candidly talk about the demands of writing a massive global hit, the reception of the last season, and how the show changed them as writers/showrunners of their subsequent series: The Leftovers, Watchmen, Colony and Jack Ryan.