There are some heavyweights behind the scenes of Believe. J.J. Abrams is one of the show’s executive producers. Alfonso Cuaron, who just won the Oscar for Best Director for the movie Gravity, is a co-creator (along with Mark Friedman, who has since left the show).
The premiere is on Monday, March 10, at 10 p.m. The second episode will be on Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m., which will be the Believe‘s regular timeslot.
Here’s a promo with some behind-the-scenes footage, including comments from Abrams and Cuaron:
And here’s a promo that lays out the show’s premise:
PaleyFest in Los Angeles will be hosting a cast reunion for the 10th Anniversary of LOST on Sunday, March 16, 2014. (That’s the 10th anniversary from the year the show started — it hasn’t been that long since it finished — though it has been almost four years, which is hard to believe — time flies.)
Scheduled to appear: Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Nestor Carbonell (Alpert), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Malcolm David Kelley (Waaaaaaaaaalt), executive producer Carlton Cuse, and more.
Carlton talked about the show in an interview posted yesterday on Vulture. He’s still defensive about fan criticism of the ending. “We did the version that we wanted to,” he said. “Damon and I still stand by it. There was no answering-a-million-questions version of the end that wouldn’t have been didactic and awful.”
Whatever your opinion of the ending, the reunion should be an exciting event. For those of us unable to make it to L.A., there were hopefully be video posted on YouTube after the event is over.
Naveen Andrews (Sayid on LOST) will be playing a villain on the new TV show Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which is a spin-off of the show Once Upon a Time, now entering its third season.
Once Upon a Time has many ties with LOST. Naveen is the last in a long line of LOST alumni to appear on a Once show. LOST actors in the cast of the original Once are Emilie de Ravin (Claire on LOST, now playing a major role in Once as Belle), Jorge Garcia (Hurley on LOST, has an occasional guest role as a giant on Once), Lana Parrilla (has a starring role in Once as Regina, the Evil Queen / had a guest role in LOST playing an Other named Greta in two Season 3 episodes — she was one of the two women who tied up Charlie in the underwater Looking Glass station), and Alan Dale (Charles Widmore on LOST, has a recurring guest role as King George on Once).
In addition, the creators of Once and Once:Wonderland were writers on LOST, and Once often tosses in LOST references to amuse people who are fans of both shows. I wonder if Once:Wonderland will do the same.
This is going to be the first time that Naveen will have a role on U.S. television in a television show produced in the United States since he played Sayid. His character on Once:Wonderland will be Jafar, the villain in Disney’s Alladin, and he’ll be appearing on Wonderland from the first episode, which airs on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m.
A couple of days ago, Damon Lindelof tweeted “It all happened. Dogs are great.” in response to someone who asked “yo can i get an explanation to the end of lost?”
Although this is just a flip answer that doesn’t say anything (we’ve known since the night the finale aired that all the Island stuff really did happen), the tweet gave fans another chance to express some of their still pent-up angst or delight about LOST’s final episode, which will probably go down in history as the most controversial ending to a television series ever. A discussion of Damon’s tweet on the Huffington Post has 588 comments so far, with probably many more to come.
Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) is coming back to TV soon in a regular series role in the new show 666 Park Avenue, which debuts on Sunday, September 30, 2102 at 10 PM (same night as the Season 2 premiere of Once Upon a Time, which starts at 8).
It’s about a creepy New York City apartment building. Terry plays the owner of the building — and, from the promo, he appears to be the devil. It reminds me of Rosemary’s Baby, but it looks less scary. It could be fun.