Lost Boss Damon Lindelof Set for Full-Time TV Return, Will Steer Clear of 'Wackadoo Mythology'

He had to go back.

After focusing on film work for the past several years, former Lost boss Damon Lindelof is finalizing a full-time return to the small screen via a lucrative three-year deal with Warner Bros. TV.

“This [deal] is about me creating my next show,” Lindelof said in an interview with our sister site, Deadline. “I probably won’t be the guy who creates the next Mad Men or Breaking Bad, though I love both of these shows. What I love about television is character-based storytelling, and I want to continue to explore fantastical way of doing it where characters live in a world that is a little skewed.”

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He’s not, however, interested in repeating himself. “I won’t be the one that would come up with the next Lost,” he maintained, adding that he fully intends to steer clear of “wackadoo mythology.”

Since Lost ended two years ago, Lindelof has penned next summer’s Star Trek sequel as well as the upcoming Alien-esque thriller Prometheus. “Film-wise, I’m spaced out,” he admitted. “I think I’ve got the robot-spaceship future bug out of my system.”