Re: INVASION following LOST
'Invasion' follows on 'Lost' trail
By Gary Levin, USA TODAY Thu Jul 28
ABC downplays comparisons with Lost, but its new Wednesday companion series, Invasion, owes a debt of gratitude to the trail blazed by last season's hit mystery thriller.
"Lost changed the climate for shows that don't answer questions at the end of every episode," says Shaun Cassidy, the singer-turned-producer behind Invasion. The series is about the aftermath of a hurricane in a small Florida town.
Like Lost, Invasion focuses on its characters - a sheriff (William Fichtner), a park ranger (Eddie Cibrian), his ex-wife, a TV reporter - but adds a backdrop about unexplained phenomena that afflict the townsfolk and their response to it.
Cassidy won't confirm the alien angle - "the world we're exploring is much bigger than people initially believe"- but views the show as an allegory.
"We're living in an aftermath world," he says. "We're living in a society where a lot of things have been taken away from us for our own protection. Who's the good guy, and who's the bad guy? If we're doing our job right, the audience may not know the answer."
Fichtner has questions of his own. "At this point now, I'm just wondering why I have webbed feet."