According to Seattlepi.com, actor Harold Perrineau who portrays Michael on Lost is no longer under contract and is free to pursue other work. Perrineau told Scripps Howard News Service that he won’t be back when Lost returns in the fall.
“As of so far, I am not back next season. I am not off the show, but I am not back next season … and I may not ever be back.”
Perrineau also said that he was aware of a story line in which Michael tries to get back to the island, but according to the actor, this is not planned for the next season of Lost.
Even if this was expected, Iâ€™m a bit sad to see Michael disappear. I felt that he was a very strong character with much potential left.
I certainly hope that this doesnâ€™t mean that we have also seen the last of Walt, since I believed that he was one of the most important characters of Lost. There is still much mystery surrounding Waltâ€™s time with The Others and his strange â€œpowersâ€ that needs to be explained.
If we never find out why the Others took Walt.. let’s just say that I will get pretty pissed.