Lost fans almost saw a very different end to the drama, according to one of the men in charge. Damon Lindelof spoke about the finale of the series with Entertainment Weekly, and the men behind the series had a very different idea in mind for the end of the series.
Lindelof said the following about the ABC drama:
“The question was always, how do you basically visualize and dramatize the idea that the island itself is all that separates the world from hellfire and damnation? And the answer was the volcano. The volcano had been dormant for the duration of the series, but based on moving into this endgame, the island had become unstable and the volcano was going to erupt. We were going to have lots of seismic activity, and ultimately, there was going to be this big fight between the forces of good and the forces of evil, which ended up in the series manifesting as Jack and The Man in Black, in the midst of magma. Magma spewing everywhere! It would be visually stunning and really exciting for the audience. After six years and around 121 hours of the show, we had shot literally every part of Oahu that we could for island scenes and flashbacks. So the idea that, for the finale, we could go to this new locale that’s going to look new and different and unique, primal and ancient and end-of-the-world-ish, that would be great.”
However, the plan never happened. ABC blocked the idea because of budget concerns. It would have “bankrupt the network.”
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