ABC's former studio executive, Lloyd Braun, pitched the idea for a television show about a plane crashing on a remote island to J.J. in January, 2004. J.J. collaborated with Damon Lindelof to create the characters and story of Lost.
The show has become an international success and the fact that the viewer has no clue as to what is going on seems to have become it's biggest appeal.
Primary cast members include;
Matthew Fox - (Jack), Emilie de Ravin - (Claire), Evangeline Lilly - (Kate), Ian Somerhalder - (Boone - now dead, maybe?), Dominic Monaghan - (Charlie), Jorge Garcia - (Hurley), Maggie Grace - (Shannon - dead, maybe?), Malcolm David Kelley - (Walt), Naveen Andrews - (Sayid), Harold Perrineau, Jr. - (Michael), Josh Holloway - (Sawyer), Terry O'Quinn - (Locke), Daniel Dae Kim - (Jin) and Kim Yun-jin - (Sun)