Abrams told Braun that there wasn’t quite enough there for a series, but suggested that “The island has to be a character in the show, and something’s wrong with the island.” Braun agreed, so long as Abrams promised to keep things in the realm of “scientific fact” and have an explanation for everything.
— http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8670609/alan-sepinwall-origins-lost
AuthorSheffield Leithart