Lost is currently scheduled to end on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. ABC has yet to announce the show’s return date or timeslot for next year, but it seems the show will remain on Wednesdays where it has aired every year except for Season 4.
Lost: When the Final Episode Will Air
Plus a poster that has us speculating about who we’ll see in Season 6.
by Eric Goldman
US, September 11, 2009 – Disney is currently holding their first ever fan convention, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and on the convention floor is a display for the Disney/ABC property Lost — and the big auction of props and costumes from the series planned for next year, after the show ends.
One thing that definitely caught my eye at the display was a Lost: Season 6 poster. I’d heard about a version of this poster displayed at Comic-Con, but the Lost booth had several up and the opportunity to really analyze it (and take photos). The poster was in the traditional style the show has used since Season 1, with the characters standing alongside one another in a darkly lit line. But what was most notable was which characters were featured on this new poster (albeit, in a very obviously photoshopped manner) – which is, basically, almost all of them since the show began.
The poster, which declares “The Final Season”, features (L-R) Faraday, Boone, Miles, Michael, Ana Lucia, Charlotte, Shannon, Desmond, Eko, Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Locke, Ben, Sayid, Libby, Sun, Jin, Claire, Hurley, Juliet, Charlie, Frank, Richard, Bernard and Rose – In short, nearly every single character who has been a series regular in the show’s history, plus a few who, while never regulars, have clearly been a big part of the show, such as Frank, Rose, and Bernard – And we know Richard will in fact be upped to a regular in Season 6.
We already have confirmation on several returning characters in Season 6 – including Charlie and Boone, plus word that Juliet would indeed be back. But this is a big piece of promotion for the show that – if truth in advertising means anything – seems to clearly indicate we will be seeing all of these characters again, in some form, including Michael, Ana Lucia, Libby and Eko.
Things to mull over include who is missing. I doubt that anyone is surprised not to see Nikki and Paulo here (who were in fact series regulars during their brief, infamous time on the show), but what about Walt? He is easily the most important character in the show’s history to not be included on this poster.
And what’s really worth analyzing for all us obsessive Lost fans is John Locke – who is very notably placed with his back towards us, while everyone else is facing forward. The way Season 5 ended, and the revelations about Locke, certainly gives us plenty to ponder about the significance of this placement.
On display at the booth were a ton of cool props and costumes from Lost — including Ben’s fake IDs, Hurley’s winning lottery ticket, Faraday’s journal, Locke’s letter to John, Sun’s business card, and Horace’s DHARMA jumpsuit — all of which will be part of the giant auction of items from the show next year. I spoke to Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History, the company handling the auction, who gave me some details on what to expect.
First off, Maddalena had an important revelation we haven’t heard anywhere else yet – the date of Lost‘s series finale. According to Maddalena, Lost is currently scheduled to end on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. ABC has yet to announce the show’s return date or timeslot for next year, but it seems the show will remain on Wednesdays where it has aired every year except for Season 4. The auction will begin in mid to late June in Los Angeles with a simulcast in Honolulu.
Maddalena noted that most of the time, his company handles auctions for shows or films that have wrapped production – but Lost is a unique challenge, because he is in Hawaii cataloging and photographing the items for the auction while the show is still being made, with many of the items still being used during and after Maddalena catalogs them.
The auction will give fans the opportunity to own an incredible amount of items both small and large, and Maddalena revealed, “We’re going to be selling it episode by episode, season by season, starting with the pilot. You can buy stuff specifically from a certain scene.”
If you’re a Lost fan who happens to also be looking for a car, you’re in luck. Maddalena told me that among the items that will be available will be, “8 DHARMA busses, the blue jeep that Jack drove and Hurley’s Camaro.”
Click on any of the images on this page to see more from the Lost booth at D23.