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Lost co-creator says his new TV show The Leftovers probably won't have easy answers either

Co-creator Damon Lindelof forewarns that TV series on apocalypse may end like Lost

Published on Jul 9, 2014 6:14 PM

Lost, a story about plane-crash survivors stranded on a spooky island, was nothing short of a television phenomenon.

But after six seasons of teeing up countless mysteries and stoking rampant speculation about the meaning of it all, the 2010 finale failed to resolve these questions to many viewers' satisfaction. Cue a massive backlash, with the series' co-creator Damon Lindelof bearing the brunt of it and being hacked to bits by critics and fans, some of whom accused him of "wasting six years of their lives".

But, like a sucker for punishment, it looks like he is prepared to do it all over again with a new TV show, The Leftovers.

The story, based on the novel of the same name by acclaimed author Tom Perrotta (Little Children), is a haunting look at a world struggling to deal with the sudden, unexplained disappearance of 2 per cent of its population. Three years later, society is still trying to understand the "Sudden Departure", which spawns endless religious and philosophical debate as well as the formation of several cults.

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