Lost Gives Little Info on New Characters

Is it just me or are Damon and Carlton really trying their darnedest to keep the newly created Lost characters firmly under wraps?

We've gotten confirmations of no less than five new players for Lost's Season Four: Rebecca Mader, Jeremy Davies, Lance Reddick, Jeff Fahey, and Ken Leung. But next to nothing has been released about just which characters this quintet will be portraying.

The veil has been lifted, albeit just slightly. The Hollywood Reporter is now, well, reporting that Jeremy Davies has been cast and indicates beyond a shadow of a doubt that he will be playing a "heavily recurring role" as one of the members of that mysterious freighter from which Naomi arrived on the island.

Which leads me to believe that many or all of the newest cast additions will also be the visitors from the freighter. I still believe that these men and women are most definitely from the Hanso Foundation and have been looking for the island for some nefarious purpose that is definitely not in keeping with what the Dharma Initiative set out to do (namely, harness and investigate the island's mystical properties and keep it safe from the rest of the world).

As for Fahey, whose casting was announced yesterday, that creepy old man beard does put me in mind of the mysterious Jacob, although that could be the reddest of herrings. In any event, my mind is now made up that these five actors will be the castaways' "rescuers" following the satellite phone connection with the freighter.

Now if only Naomi Dorrit (Marsha Thomason) were still alive to shed some light on their motivations and backstories. Hmmm....

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.