While the full cast lineup hasn’t been announced, expect at least Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof to be there. Cuse tells Zap2it while promoting his new FX series “The Strain” that he and his fellow writer/showrunner have decided to attend Paleyfest.
“Damon and I have to sit down and talk about what we’re going to do, which we haven’t really done yet,” he says of plans for the panel. “We both agreed that we’re going to come, and I think obviously a lot of the cast is going to show up, but we don’t have a full head count yet. We’re both really busy unfortunately right now, which makes it hard.”
Lindelof and Cuse would frequently create “Lost” short films for events like San Diego Comic-Con and the final season Blu-ray, but don’t expect the same for Paleyfest, unfortunately. “When we would produce that stuff for Comic-Con, it was like producing a show,” Cuse says. “We were literally marshaling lots of time and resources to make those things, and we had a crew on hand and everything. It’s much more problematic right now. I wish we could, but I’m not sure we’re going to be able to. We’ll have to see.”
As for Cuse’s new fan-favorite show, “Bates Motel,” he reveals he just finished editing Season 2.
“It starts out sort of seeming sunny and rosy, which I think makes it all the more interesting when the inevitable twists and turns come on this show,” Cuse says of Season 2’s plot. “I’ve talked about how we have some very interesting family dynamics that are really catalyzed by the arrival of a new family member, someone from Norma’s past. That sets up a whole series of events that kind of carries forward through the new season.”
He adds of the new season, “I’m really pleased with it. I think the A&E people who’ve seen it really like it, and I’m excited about this season. The show’s really, as shows sometimes do in their second seasons, found its legs. Vera Farmiga is just — I feel blessed with her. I think she’s just one of the most amazing actresses of our generation. She can do anything we throw at her and make it better.”
“Bates Motel” Season 2 premieres on A&E on March 3. The “Lost” reunion is taking place in Los Angeles on March 16.