Reflecting its devoted fan base, the show has become a staple of popular culture with references to the story and its elements appearing in other television shows,cite news|title=Your Veronica Mars Questions Answered!|last=Thomas|first=Rob|url=http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/default.htm?rmDate=02012006 |publisher=TVGuide.com Insider|date=1 February, commercials, comic books,Hughes, Adam (cover artist). http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=4686 Catwoman, issue 51. 25 January, 2006cite web|url=http://www.ffplaza.com/library/?issue=tg6v2|publisher=FFPlaza.com|title=Thing, vol 2 #6 humor magazines and song lyrics. The show's fictional universe has also been explored through tie-innovels, board and video games, and an alternate reality game, The Lost Experience.cite news | last= | first= | title=Global interactive phenomenon, Lost Experience, to reveal meaning behind mysterious numbers on international Hit TV show LOST | date=July 25, 2006 | publisher=Disney-ABC Television Group |
The series began development in January 2004, when Lloyd Braun, head of ABC at the time, ordered an initial script based on his concept of a cross between the movie Cast Away and the popular reality show Survivor. Unhappy with the result and a subsequent re-write, Braun contacted J.J. Abrams, creator of the TV series Alias, to write a new pilot script. Although initially hesitant, Abrams warmed to it, and eventually collaborated with Damon Lindelof to create the series' style and characters. cite news| last=Craig| first=Olga| title=The man who discovered 'Lost' - and found himself out of a job| url=http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/14/wlost14.xml| publisher=The Daily Telegraph| date=14 August, The development of the show was constrained by tight deadlines, as it had been commissioned late in the 2004 season's development cycle. Despite the short schedule, the creative team remained flexible enough to modify or create characters to fit actors they wished to cast.Abrams, J. J and Lloyd Braun, Lost Season 1 DVD (extras), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 6 September, 2005.
Losts two-part pilot episode was the most expensive in the network's history, reportedly costing between US$10 and US$14 million,cite news|title=New series gives Hawaii 3 TV shows in production| last=Ryan|first=Tim|url=http://starbulletin.com/2004/05/17/news/story7.html|publisher=Honolulu Star-Bulletin|date=May 17, compared to the average cost of an hour-long pilot in 2005 of US$4 million.cite press release |url=http://www.eidc.com/EIDC_Press_Release_050405.pdf#search=%22production%20cost%20of%20a%20television%20TV%20pilot%22 |publisher= Entertainment Industry Development Corporation |title=EIDC Issues First Overview of Pilot Production Activity and Economic Impact |date=2005-05-04 The show, which debuted on September 22, 2004, became one of the biggest critical and commercial successes of the 2004 television season. Along with fellow new series Desperate Housewives, Lost helped to reverse the flagging fortunes of ABC.cite news|last=Bianco|first=Robert|title=A good season, with reason|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2005-04-26-tv-lookback_x.htm|publisher=USA Today|date=26 April, Yet, before it had even aired, Lloyd Braun was fired by executives at ABC's parent company, Disney, because he had greenlighted such an expensive and risky project.
thumb|right|225px|Lost's title card Episodes have a distinct structure: following a recap of events relevant to the upcoming narrative, each show begins with a cold open. At a dramatic juncture, the screen cuts to black and the title graphic, slightly out-of-focus, glides towards the viewer accompanied by an ominous, discordant sound. The opening credits generally appear over the scenes that immediately follow. While there is a progressive story arc, each episode relates events concurrently with pre-island flashbacks centered on a particular character. The majority of episodes end with a suspenseful twist or cliffhanger, revealed just seconds before a smash cut to black and the title graphic. Others, following a plot resolution, will finish with a reflective closing scene that precedes a simple fade out. Shortly afterwards, a preview of out-of-sequence clips from the next episode is shown.
On March 21, 2006, the record label Varèse Sarabande released the original television soundtrack for Losts first season. The soundtrack included select full-length versions of the most popular themes of the season and the main title which was composed by series creator J.J. Abrams. Varèse Sarabande released a soundtrack featuring music from the second season of Lost on October 3, 2006.http://www.varesesarabande.com/upcoming.asp
Pop culture songs have been used sparingly in the series, given the mainly orchestral score. When such songs are featured, they usually originate from a diegetic source, meaning that they are usually generated by an action of one of the characters. Examples are the various songs played on Hurley's portable CD player throughout the first season or the use of the record player (which included Cass Elliot's "Make Your Own Kind of Music") in the second season premiere.
In some international broadcasts, alternate music is utilized. For instance, in the Japanese broadcast of Lost, Season 1's theme song is "Here I am" by Chemistry and Season 2's theme song is "losin'" by Yuna Ito.
Lost is filmed (35mm) almost entirely on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The original island scenes for the pilot were filmed at Mokulē'ia Beach, near the northwest tip of the island. Later beach scenes take place in secluded spots of the famous North Shore. Cave scenes in the first season were filmed on a sound stage built at a Xerox parts warehouse, which had been empty since an employee mass shooting took place there in 1999.cite news|last=Veitch|first=Kristin|title=Lost Secrets Found!|url=http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Kristin/Archive2004/041016.html|publisher=E! Online|date=Oct. 16, The soundstage and production offices have since moved to the Hawaii Film Office-operated Hawaii Film Studio,cite news|last=Nichols|first=Katherine|title=‘Lost’ Home|publisher=Honolulu Star-Bulletin|url=http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/21/features/story01.html|date=May 21, at which the sets depicting Season 2's "Hatch" and Season 3's "Hydra station" interiors were built.cite news|last=Ryan|first=Tim|title=Reel News|url=http://starbulletin.com/2005/08/24/features/ryan.html|publisher=Honolulu Star-Bulletin|date=August 24, Various urban areas in and around Honolulu are used as stand-ins for locations around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Iowa, South Korea, Iraq, Nigeria, England, and Australia. For example, scenes set in a Sydney airport were filmed at the Hawaii Convention Center, while a World War II-era bunker was used as an Iraqi Republican Guard installation.cite news|last=Godvin|first=Tara|title=Oahu plays the world|publisher=Honolulu Star-Bulletin|url=http://starbulletin.com/2005/05/25/features/story4.html|date=May 25,
In addition to traditional terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, Lost has been at the forefront of new television distribution methods. It was one of the first series issued through Apple'siTunes Store service for playback on an iPod or within the iTunes software. Since October 2005, new episodes, without commercials, have been available for download the day after they air on ABC.
In April 2006, Disney announced that Lost would be available for free online in streaming format, with advertising, on ABC's website, as part of a two-month experiment of future distribution strategies. The trial, which ran from May to June 2006, caused a stir among network affiliates who were afraid of being cut out of advertising revenue. The streaming of Lost episodes direct from ABC's website was only available to viewers in the United States due to international licensing agreements.cite news| first=Joshua| last=Chaffin| coauthor= Aline van Duyn|url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/341d65ba-c894-11da-b642-0000779e2340,dwp_uuid=f5f96136-709f-11da-89d3-0000779e2340,print=yes.html| title=Disney’s ABC to offer TV shows free on web | publisher=Financial Times| cite press release|publisher=DisneyABC TV|date=2006-04-10|url=http://www.disneyabctv.com/datvg_press/dispDNR.html?id=041006_06|title=Disney-ABC Television Group takes ABC Primetime
The UK's Channel 4 has also allowed access to the series online.Channel 4 Lost Episodes Online http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/L/lost/vod/index.html Channel 4 Both parts of "Pilot" were available to watch for free, and other episodes cost GB£0.99 each. Season two installments are made available two weeks after their Channel 4 debut, and the episodes expire after several months. Due to licensing agreements, the service is only accessible in the UK. Channel 4 have now teamed up with NTL & Telewest's On Demand function which allows the viewer to watch shows at any time. Select episodes from Season One and Season two are available to view for 24 hour rental for £0.99 although the list of episodes is not complete.
As of third quarter, 2006, France's TF1 has allowed online access to the French version of season two; episodes cost €1.99.cite web|title=TF1 Lost Episodes Online Each episode is issued online just after being broadcast.
In addition to all the episodes that had aired, it included several DVD extras such as episode commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage and making-of features as well as deleted scenes, deleted flashback scenarios and a blooper reel.
The same set was released on November 30, 2005 in Region 4, and on January 16, 2006 in Region 2. The latter was titled Lost: The Complete First Series. As has become standard for Region 2, the series was first released split into two parts: the first twelve episodes of series 1 were available as a widescreen four-disc Region 2 DVD box set on October 31, 2005, while the remaining thirteen episodes of series 1 were released on January 16, 2006. The DVD features available on Region 1 release were likewise split over the two box sets.
The second season was released as a widescreen seven-disc Region 1 DVD box set in the USA on September 5, 2006 and on Region 2 DVD on October 2, 2006, retitled as Lost: The Complete Second Series. Each of these releases also contained DVD extras, including Behind the Scenes Footage, deleted scenes and a "Lost Connections" chart, which shows how all of the characters on the island are inter-connected with each other.cite news|lastname=Castro|firstname=Adam-Troy|url=http://www.scifi.com/sfw/screen/sfw13617.html|title= Lost Season 2 DVD|publisher=Sci Fi Weekly|date=September 13,
Again, the series was initially delivered in two sets for Region 2: the first twelve episodes were released as a widescreen four-disc DVD box set on July 17, 2006. The remaining episodes of series 2 were released as a four-disc DVD box set on October 2, 2006. The set was released in Region 4 on October 4, 2006.
Both Seasons 1 and 2 of Lost have sold successfully on DVD. The Season 1 boxset entered the DVD sales chart at number two in September 2005http://www.tv.com/story/6306.html?q=, and the Season 2 boxset entered the DVD sales chart at the number one position in its first week of release in September 2006, believed to be the second TV-DVD ever to enter the chart at the top spot.http://www.movieweb.com/tv/news/05/14605.php First day DVD sales for Lost Season 2 are thought to have been as high as 500,000 copies sold.http://www.buddytv.com/articles/lost/lost_season_2_dvd_tops_charts.aspx
Cast and characters
main|Characters of The opening season featured sixteen regular speaking roles, making it the second largest cast in American primetime television behind Desperate Housewives. While a large cast makes Lost more expensive to produce, the show's writers benefit from more flexibility in story decisions. According to series executive producer Bryan Burk, "You can have more interactions between characters and create more diverse characters, more back stories, more love triangles."cite news|title=TV hits maximum occupancy|publisher=USA
Most of the principal characters of the mid-third season of Lost; from left, Ben, Kate, Sawyer, Claire, Charlie, Jack, Sayid, Locke, Sun, Desmond, Hurley, Jin, Juliet (Nikki and Paulo not pictured).|thumb|300px] During the first two seasons, some characters were written out to make room for new characters with new stories.cite news|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2005-09-13-lost_x.htm|publisher=USA Today|last= Keck|first=William |date=13-09-2005|title='Lost' in the face of cite web|url=http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci06prog_lost.shtml|publisher=Comic Con|title=Interview with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse|quote="Carton: There will always be new characters that will be joining the cast of Lost. We will try to give the audience a lot of stuff with your favorite characters and introducing new characters and evolving the story is just part of the DNA of the Boone Carlyle was the first major character to be written out in season one. Malcolm David Kelley became a guest star after the events of the first season's finale, making rare appearances throughout season two. Maggie Grace's departure six episodes into season two made way for newcomers Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Catholic priest and former Nigerian criminal Eko, Michelle Rodriguez as airport security guard and former police officer Ana Lucia Cortez, and Cynthia Watros portraying the purported clinical psychologist Libby. Ana Lucia and Libby were written out of the series toward the end of season two, as were Michael and Walt.
Many of the first season roles were a result of the executive producers' liking to various actors. The main character Jack was originally to die in the pilot, and was hoped to be played by Michael Keaton, however ABC executive were adamant that Jack lived. Before it was decided that Jack would live, the character of Rose was to emerge as the leader of the survivors, but with the name of Kate. Dominic Monaghan auditioned for the role of Sawyer, who at the time was supposed to be a suit-wearing city con man. The producers enjoyed Monaghan's performance and changed the character of Charlie to fit him. Jorge Garcia also auditioned for Sawyer, and the part of Hurley was written for him. Yunjin Kim auditioned for Kate but the producers wrote Sun and Jin for her and Daniel Dae Kim. Naveen Andrews, who plays Sayid was also not in the original script. Locke and Michael were written with their actors in mind. Emilie de Ravin who plays Claire was originally supposed to be a recurring role. In the second season, Michael Emerson was contracted to play Ben ("Henry Gale") for three episodes. His role was extended because of his acting skills to eight episodes, and eventually for the whole of season three.
Main|List of Lost
main|Lost (season Season 1 began airing in the United States on September 22, 2004 and featured 24 episodescite web | url = http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/episodes | title = ABC.com: Lost Episode Guide | accessdate = 2006-10-10 | last = | first = | date = | publisher = that aired Wednesdays at 8:00. A plane crash strands the surviving passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 on a seemingly deserted tropical island, forcing the group of strangers to work together to stay alive. However, their survival is threatened by mysterious entities including polar bears, an unseen creature that roams the jungle, and the island's malevolent inhabitants known as the "Others". They encounter a Frenchwoman who was shipwrecked on the island over sixteen years earlier and find a mysterious metal hatch buried in the ground. An attempt is made to leave the island on a raft.
main|Lost (season Season 2 began airing in the United States and Canada on September 21, 2005 and featured 23 episodes airing on Wednesdays at 9:00. Most of the story, which continues 45 days after the crash, focuses on the main conflict between the survivors and the Others, with the continued clash between faith and science being thematic in certain episodes. While some mysteries are resolved, new questions are raised. New characters are introduced, including the tail-section survivors and other island inhabitants. More island mythologies and insights into the survivors' pasts are divulged. The hatch is explored and the existence of The DHARMA Initiative and its benefactor, The Hanso Foundation, are revealed. As the truth about the mysterious Others begins to unfold, one of the crash survivors betrays the other castaways, and the cause of the plane crash is revealed.
main|Lost (season Season 3 will feature 22 episodes that began airing in the United States and Canada on October 4, 2006 and are scheduled to finish on May 23, 2007.http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index The episodes were broadcasted Wednesdays at 9:00. In the UK Sky's Sky One - rather than Channel 4 - is now showing Lost and made its season premier on November 19, 2006. In IrelandRTE began showing the first block on October 312006RTE . The story continues 67 days after the crash. New crash survivors and Others are introduced, as three of the crash survivors are held in captivity by them.
Among the show's mythological elements is a "monster" which appears to roam the island; a mysterious group of inhabitants whom the survivors refer to as "The Others"; an organization called the "DHARMA Initiative" which has placed several research stations on the island; a sequence of numbers which have made frequent appearances in the lives of the characters, in both the past and present; and personal connections between the characters, of which they are often unaware.
At the heart of the series is a complex and cryptic storyline which spawns numerous unresolved questions. http://tv.ign.com/articles/745/745595p1.html IGN's Top 50 Lost Loose Ends Encouraged by Lost's writers and stars, who often interact with fans online, viewers and TV critics alike have taken to rampant theorization in an attempt to unravel the mysteries. Theories mainly concern the nature of the island, the origins of the "monster" and the "Others", the meaning of the numbers, and the reasons for both the crash and the survival of some passengers.
The pilot episode garnered 18.6 million viewers, easily winning its 9/8central timeslot, and giving ABC its strongest ratings since 2000 when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? initially aired — beaten only the following month by the premiere of Desperate Housewives. According to Variety, "ABC sure could use a breakout drama success, as it hasn't had a real hit since The Practice.Lost represents the network's best start for a drama with eighteen to forty-nine year olds since Once and Again in 1999, and in total viewers since Murder One in 1995."cite news|first=Rick|last=Kissell|title=ABC, Eye have quite some night|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117910869?categoryid=14&cs=1|publisher=Variety|date=September 25,
Based on its strong opening, Reuters dubbed it a "hit drama" noting that "the show appeared to have benefited from an all-out marketing blitz that included radio spots, special screenings and ABC's first billboard advertising campaign in five years."cite news|url=http://www.lost-media.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=10|title=ABC May Have Found a Hit in 'Lost'|date=10/1/2004|last=Gorman After four episodes aired, ABC announced Lost had been picked up for a full season order.cite news|url=http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/Pf/0,1527,15183,00.html|title=ABC stays "Lost" and "Desperate"|first=Josh|last=Grossberg|date=Oct 20, 2004|publisher=E!
For its first season, Lost averaged 16 million viewers, ranking 14th in viewership among prime-time shows, and 15th among the eighteen to forty-nine year old demographic.cite news|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/television/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000937471|source=Hollywood Reporter|date=May 27, 2005|title=Final audience and ratings Its second season fared equally well: again, Lost ranked 14th in viewership, with an average of 15.5 million viewers. However, it improved its rating with eighteen to forty-nine year olds, ranking 8th.cite news|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/television/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002576393|source=Hollywood Reporter|date=May 26, 2006|title=2005-06 primetime The second season premiere was even stronger than the first, pulling in over 23 million viewers and setting a series record.cite news|url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds24619.html|title=US Ratings: 'Lost' premiere draws 23 million|first=Neil |last=Wilkes|publisher=Digital Spy (UK)|date=September 23, However the third season premiere saw a drop in its ratings; averaging 18.8 million viewers.http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=televisionNews&storyID=2006-10-06T024052Z_01_N05414450_RTRIDST_0_TELEVISION-RATINGS-DC.XML&WTmodLoc=EntNewsTV_C1_%5BFeed%5D-4
World TV Ratings
A survey of twenty countries by Informa Telecoms and Media in 2006 concluded that Lost was the second most viewed TV show in the world, next to CSI: Miami.cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5231334.stm|date=31 July2006|title=CSI show 'most popular in
seealso|List of references to Lost in popular As with most cult television shows, Lost has generated a dedicated and thriving international fan community. Lost fans, sometimes dubbed Lostawayscite news|url=http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050207/news_lz1b7lost.html|title=Sites in the news, Lostaways|date=2005-02-07|publisher=The San Diego Union or Losties,cite press release|url=http://abcmedianet.com/pressrel/dispDNR.html?id=051205_03&from=mnsearch|title=ABC Television and Creation Entertainment bring the Official "LOST" Fan Club and Special Events to Cities Around the World|publisher=ABC|date=2005- have gathered at Comic-Con International and conventions organized by ABC,cite news|url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159667,00.html|title='Lost' Fans Hold Convention for Show|first=Don|last=Kaplan|date=2005-06-15|publisher= but have also been active in developing a large number of fan websites, including Lostpedia, and forums dedicated to the program and its related incarnations.cite news|url=http://www.sptimes.com/2006/01/10/Floridian/Web_ensnares__Lost__s.shtml|title=Web ensnares 'Lost' souls|first=Colette|last=Bancroft|date=2006-01-10|publisher=St. Petersburg cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/03/AR2005120300089.html|title='Lost' Fans Find A Niche on the Internet|first=Frank|last=Ahrens| date=2005-12-04|publisher=The Washington cite news|url=http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060111/ENT02/601110412/1034|title=Fans find 'Lost' world on Net|first=Colette|last=Bancroft|date=2006-01-11|publisher=St. Petersburg cite news|url=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002730079_lostgame10.html|title=Fans play TV series "Lost" like an interactive video game|first=Jennifer|last=Buckendorff|date=2006-01-10|publisher=The Seattle Because of the show's elaborate mythology, its fansites have focused on speculation and theorizing about the island's mysteries, as well as on more typical fan activities such as producing fan fiction and videos, compiling episode transcripts, shipping characters, and collecting memorabilia.
Anticipating fan interest and trying to keep its audience engrossed, ABC embarked on various cross-media endeavors, often using new media. Fans of Lost have been able to explore ABC-produced tie-in websites, tie-in novels, an official forum sponsored by the creative team behind Lost ("The Fuselage"), "mobisodes", podcasts by the producers, an official magazine, and an alternate reality game (ARG) "The Lost Experience."cite news|url=http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_30/b3994072.htm|title=Network Finds Marketing Paradise with Lost|first=Tom|last=Lowry|date=2006-07-24|publisher=BusinessWeek An official fanclub was launched in the summer of 2005 through Creation Entertainment.
The characters and setting of Lost have appeared in several official tie-ins outside of the television broadcast, including in print, on the Internet, and in short videos for mobile phones
As of March of 2006, three novelizations have been released by Hyperion Books, a publisher owned by ABC's parent company: Endangered Species (ISBN 0-7868-9090-8) by Cathy Hapka, released on November 1, 2005; Secret Identity (ISBN 0-7868-9091-6) by Cathy Hapka on January 1, 2006; and Signs of Life (ISBN 0-7868-9092-4) by Frank Thompson, on March 1, 2006. Additionally, Hyperion published a metafictional book titled Bad Twin (ISBN 1-4013-0276-9), written by Laurence Shames,cite news |last = Zeitchik|first = Steven|url =http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117945504?categoryId=14&cs=1|title =Inside Move: It's a Shames|publisher =Daily Variety|date = 2006-06-18|accessdate = and credited to fictitious author "Gary Troup," who was claimed to be a passenger on Oceanic Flight 815 by ABC's marketing department. Finding Lost: The Unofficial Guide (ISBN 1-55022-743-2) by Nikki Stafford and published by ECW Press is a book detailing the show for fans and those new to the show.
The show's networks and producers have made extensive use of the Internet in expanding the background of the story. For example, during the first season, a fictional diary by an unseen survivor called "Janelle Granger" was presented on the ABC web site for the series. Likewise, a tie-in website about the fictional Oceanic Airlines appeared during the first season, which included several Easter eggs and clues about the show. Another tie-in website was launched after the airing of "Orientation" about the Hanso Foundation. In the UK, the interactive back-stories of several characters are included in "Lost Untold," a section of Channel 4's Lost website. Similarly, since November 2005, ABC has produced an official podcast, hosted by series writers and executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. The podcast typically features a discussion about the weekly episode, interviews with cast members and questions from viewers.http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/podcasts/107675.html ABC Official Lost Podcast Channel 4 also hosts a podcast presented by Iain Lee on their 4radio platform, which analyzes each episode after it airs in the UK.http://www.channel4radio.com/store/view.php?Id=378 Channel 4 Official Lost Podcast
The foray into the online realm culminated in "The Lost Experience" an Internet-based alternate reality game produced by Channel 4 and ABC, which began in early May 2006. The game presents a five-phase parallel storyline, primarily involving The Hanso Foundation.cite news| url=http://www.disneyabctv.com/datvg_press/dispDNR.html?id=072506_12| title=Global interactive phenomenon, Lost Experience, to reveal meaning behind mysterious numbers on international hit TV show "Lost" | publisher=ABC Press Release| date=2006-07-25|
Short mini-episodes ("mobisodes") called the Lost Video Diaries were originally scheduled for viewing by Verizon Wireless subscribers via its V-Cast system, but were initially delayed by contract disputes.cite news| first=Andrew and Jesse Hiestand| last=Wallenstein|url=http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyid=2006-04-25T110339Z_01_N24351020_RTRUKOC_0_US-UNIONS.xml| title=ABC, unions reach deal on cell phone TV shows| publisher=Reuters| date=2006-04-25| http://www.disneyabctv.com/datvg_press/dispDNR.html?id=042406_14 ABC Press Release Each video diary will run several minutes and cover events not seen in the television episodes.cite news| first=Gina| last=Serpe| url=http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,17795,00.html| title="Lost" Finds Its Calling| publisher=E! Online| date=2005-11-17| They are expected to be released in Winter of 2007.