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Lost… Again!? ABC considering reboot!

Cue the polar bears! Shave Locke’s head! Pick out a numerical sequence!

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ABC has had moderate to mega success with their reboots thus far – in particular, the controversial but high-hitting “Roseanne” (now “The Connors”) – so no surprise that they’re tinkering with bringing back some of their other legendary brands.

In addition to “Designing Women” and “New York Undercover” reboots, the alphabet net is considering going back to the island. Yep, that island – the one with the numbers, the polar bears and ‘freckles’.

No need to send a pair of clippers to Terry O’Quinn’s house just yet though, if a “Lost” reboot happens it won’t be for quite a while.

At the TCAs, ABC Prez Karey Burke confirmed interest in resurrecting the one-time ratings juggernaut.

“It is literally at this point just what I dream about when I go to bed at night,” Burke said. “I have not spoken to Carlton [Cuse] or J.J. [Abrams] or ABC Studios about it.”

Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have [sensibly] opted not to get involved in any “Lost” reboot, and they likely won’t want anywhere near a new version, but the duo are open to others giving a reboot a stab.

Burke said she’s not working on anything yet but her comments suggest she sure hopes to be in the future.

“I do often get the question what show would I reboot and often my answer is Lost, sometimes Alias,” Burke said. “Nothing to report yet, maybe ever but it would be a fun thing to have a conversation about.”

Let’s also make sure the new showrunners have a clearer idea of where they’d like the show to go – so they don’t splice in a cop-out ending into their series finale. Sorry.

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Picard returns to the vineyard in first promo for new series!

The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life

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CBS All Access today revealed a first look at the highly anticipated return of Jean-Luc Picard with a teaser trailer and key art for the upcoming original series, “Star Trek : Picard”.

The series features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

Alongside Stewart, “Star Trek : Picard” will also star Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.

The series will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper will direct the first two episodes of the series.

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True Lies TV series in the works from McG

The classic Arnie movie is getting a TV adaptation made

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McG (“Terminator Salvation”) is taking on more James Cameron, confirming he is working on a TV series adapted from the 1994 action-comedy “True Lies”. The series will be developed for the Disney+ streaming service.

McG spoke to Collider, stating “Well, right now my new thing for television is I’m doing ‘True Lies’ at Disney… which is exciting. I’m writing that one, which is very exciting, because I’m so passionate about that story where you think you know your partner but you don’t.”

Of course what we all want to know is … will there be Arnie? “There’s talk of that. It’s largely rebooted but there may be a spot there, we’ll see.”

In the original “True Lies”, Schwarzenegger plays a secret agent in the film who struggles to find the right balance between his work and family life, where he has to lie to his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) about his professional activities.

The original 1994 film, also starring Tom Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis, was expected to be the first in a franchise – but director Cameron went cold on the idea after the events of 9/11, noting that terrorism wasn’t something to make light of anymore.

In the original, Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a sales Representative for a computer company, with a wife, Helen, and a daughter, Dana, with a house in the suburbs in Washington D.C. Or so everybody thinks. Harry is actually an agent of a private organization that hunts down any threats to the United States. While he is investigating a possible threat on the U.S., his wife Helen becomes lonely and starts to hang around another man, a used car salesman named Simon (Bill Paxton), so Harry secretly uses his organization’s equipment to monitor on his wife and her new friend. Harry must also worry about the threat on the U.S. Meanwhile, a middle eastern terrorist named Salim Abu Aziz, has formed his own terrorist network he calls “Crimson Jihad” and they are threatening to Nuke the U.S. if they do not get what they want. So, Harry must stop the terrorists and, hopefully, save his own personal life.

McG, who has carved out somewhat of a career for himself in recent years directing and/or producing various small-screen projects for Netflix,  helmed “Terminator Salvation” – a sequel to Cameron’s grandiose ’80s classic “The Terminator”.

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier miniseries for Disney+ gets director

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will star

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Disney+ is developing a 6-Part miniseries of “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” starring Anthony Mackie as Falcon and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. Kari Skogland has been assigned to direct the series, which is also rumoured to have “Captain America: Civil War‘s” Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp in talks to join the cast.

Skogland has directed episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and is also Emmy-nominated, a BAFTA-winning director, and showrunner.

The miniseries will air in August 2020. News via Deadline.

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