LOST Recruits New Amsterdam Alum

Her name isn’t exactly a household one, but something tells me that’s all about to change.

In what reps the first major piece of casting for Lost‘s fifth season, sources confirm to me exclusively that Zuleikha Robinson has been tapped to play the pivotal role of Ilana.

Couple things: Before you ask, it’s pronounced Zoo-Lika. And she’s done stuff. Some high-profile stuff. Like Fox’s short-lived New Amsterdam, where she played Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s partner in crime. Prior to
that, the London-born actress slaved away as Gaia on HBO’s Rome and, in her first big break, had a regular gig on another ill-fated Fox drama, the X-Files spin-off The Lone Gunmen.

Robinson’s Lost deal calls for her to start off as a recurring player with an option to become a series regular in season 6 (a.k.a. the farewell season).

As I first reported last month, Ilana is described as a European female who possesses great
intelligence but who’s also dangerous as all get out.  She’s alluring and apparently used to getting her own way.

At the time, EW’s Doc Jensen mused that Ilana “sounds exactly like the kind of lethal lady Sayid would fall for. So I’m wondering if the dashing Iraqi is due for a new love interest, yet another lady whose
true motivations will be in question.”

Team Darlton’s not commenting on Doc’s theory, or Robinson’s casting for that matter (this radio-silence thing is going to be the death of me!), so I guess we’ll just have to wait until the new season kicks off in (ugh) five long months to see if he’s right. In the meantime, go ahead and weigh in on Lost‘s first big season 5 casting and, while you’re at it, feel free to toss out your own Ilana theories.
Source: EW.com

Get LOST again

While we’re waiting for another season of Lost — and we still have a really long wait — G4 is replaying the series starting Sept. 15.

“Lost 2.0″ will showcase every episode from the beginning and include commentary, on-screen facts and other enhancements. If you’ve forgotten some of Sawyer’s reading material or a few of those long-gone characters (Shannon and Boone are such distant memories, aren’t they?), then now might be the perfect time to refresh your memory.

Check the official site for a trailer and updates.

Update: Note that the Sci Fi Channel will begin airing Lost reruns Sept. 15 as well, starting with a four-episode block at 7 p.m. ET.


LOST on Space Channel in Canada

New additions to Space this fall include Lost, Ghost Hunters International, Rabbit Fall and Flash Gordon.

LOST – Seasons 1 to 4
Mondays through Thursdays at 7p.m. ET, beginning September 8
Every mystery. Every secret. Every episode. Viewers can catch-up on the critically-acclaimed award-winning series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia, and Los Angeles, crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Stars Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Holloway.

Note: To view Space’s fall schedule, please visit Space’s page on falltvpreview.com.


Michelle Rodriguez returns to Lost

Michelle Rodriguez will appear for one episode in this season, EW.com reports, most likely the second episode. Also it seems Rodriguez is in talks with Resident Evil 3’s ‘ Russel Mulcahy in Give Em’ Hell Malone also starring Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames.

The 30 year old actress is still going strong and will heat things up in Fast And Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster in theaters June 5th, 2009.

JJ Abrams: Fringe

August 28, 2008 3:53 PM

Let’s hope JJ Abrams’ new show, Fringe, has the some of the warm-hearted feel of Felicity – and not just the cold, clever, chess match plotting of Lost

A plane crash lands at an airport in Boston, all the passengers and crew mysteriously and gruesomely dead.
Within minutes we’ve met the FBI, an eccentric professor who has been in an asylum for decades and may or may not be suffering from paranoid delusions, and the professor’s roguish son who – surprise, surprise – has issues with daddy.
Welcome to Fringe, the hotly anticipated new show by JJ Abrams, the man behind Lost, Alias, Cloverfield and the upcoming Star Trek reboot.

Continue reading here.

Lots of new things from SpoilerFix

SpoilerFix has several new items posted about season 5 episodes and casting. Here’s the link:


LOST: The Sci-Fi 25 Greatest

11. LOST (2004-Present)
Created by J.J. Abrams
and Damon Lindelof

A mysterious island that’s home to a shape-shifting smoke monster, a weird science project tasked with saving the world, and a secret society of sinister ”Others” who can’t make babies ? yes, Lost certainly has its fair share of sci-fi stuff. And yet, like the best examples of the genre, this unfolding saga about plane-crash survivors trapped in a tropical twilight zone doesn’t wallow in its genre elements, but uses them to embellish an exploration of identity, community, and reality itself. Coyly sublimating everything from Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to Star Trek and Star Wars, Lost aspires to be an important entertainment for a pop-soaked, soul-searching age. Now, at the risk of missing the point, how about some damn answers?!

POP CULTURE LEGACY Building on pioneers The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost helped to usher in a new era of serialized storytelling and showed Hollywood how cult-pop TV can be leveraged into cashcow franchises. Heroes, say hello to Daddy.

THE BEST BIT The Emmy-winning first season, with its perfect pilot and getting- to-know-you character flashbacks, is an object lesson in capturing the imagination.

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