“Lost” executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse announced that Harold Perrineau (Michael Dawson) and Cynthia Watros (Libby), will be heading back to the island for the show’s sixth and final season.
Of course, “Lost” fans will recall that Libby was shot and killed by Michael in season 2 and, in turn, Michael met his demise on board Charles Whidmore’s freighter in season four. Whether Watros and Perrineau will reprise their roles as apparitions or in flashbacks was not made clear.
In fact, the “Lost” panel held Tuesday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour offered very few hints regarding the final season.
Lindelof did, however, warn:
There is certainly a hope that everybody universally loves the ending, but I don’t think it would be ‘Lost’ if there wasn’t an ongoing and active debate. If I could put on my predicting hat, there’s going to be some that think it’s the worst ending in the history of TV, and on the other end, to balance that out, would be my mom.
Asked about the having the “Lost” season six premiere almost preempted by President Obama’s State of the Union address, Lindelof quipped:
I’m a lifelong Democrat, but when I first heard they were considering Feb. 2, I was like, ‘That motherfucker!’
“Lost” season six premieres on Feb. 2.