ABC just released the promo pictures for the main cast members for Season 6. Click the “read more” link to see them all. Some people might consider these pictures spoilers. That’s crazy talk if you ask me, but I try to respect the insane among us.
I also talk a little about the official cast list for Season 6.
Extremely minor CASTING SPOILERS below.
The official press release from ABC said this:
“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Terry O’Quinn as Locke and Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana.
So that cast has changed a little. I think all of the changes are great.
Claire being re-added to the cast is fun. Not at all surprising, this was announced at the end of season 4. But I guess it’s possible that people didn’t hear about it.
Jeff Fahey is now a main cast member. I’m still having a hard time with this. The cast is evidently going to be packed with guest stars next year, it’s going to be a reunion of sorts. Do we have time for Frank anymore? Do we really need a pilot again? It’s an odd choice.
My two favorite casting decisions were the addition of Nestor Carbonell and Zuleikha Robinson as regular cast members. I really didn’t want those two characters to be written out or ignored and this pretty much guarantees that.
You’ll notice that Henry Ian Cusick isn’t on the cast list. That means Desmond being downgraded to a recurring guest. That is awesome and a half. I think this should have happened at the end of season 4, after he had his happily ever after, when he was reunited with Penny. I didn’t want more drama in his life. He’s gone through enough. In season 5 he had a fun little adventure with Ben. I don’t think that was necessary. It was very frightening, mostly because Henry Ian Cusick was a regular cast member and Sonya Walger was still a guest. She was in a great deal of danger. But it turns out that she was just almost all the episodes that he was in.
I got these pictures from BuddyTV.
There are some more shots over on DarkUFO.