Harold Perrineau who plays Michael on Lost has been cast in the CBS pilot “Demons” according to various sources.
The project, from CBS Paramount Network TV, centers on Gus, an ex-Jesuit priest-psychologist who performs exorcisms. Perrineau will play a priest who has known Gus since seminary and is his confessor, confidante and good friend.
Meanwhile, Lost executive-producer Carlton Cuse said this in a recent interview:
We put a pin in the Michael and Walt story for the season, but by no means is it over. It would be very strange for the end of Michael and Walt to just send them off in that boat without any acknowledgment of what has happened. But if you look at the bigger picture of Lost, thereâ€™s a circularity to the way that story is going to unfold in the overall mythology, and that is a long, planned approach. Yes, weâ€™ll get back to the Michael and Walt story, and it will be really compelling when we do. But thatâ€™s most likely a year 4 story.
If Harold’s new show is being picked up, this could mean trouble for Lost since Michael’s storyline isn’t supposed to be over.
It’s possible that he could do both shows considering that Michael has left the Lost island and isn’t currently an active character, so I’m still hoping that we will see Harold Perrineau reprise his role in a future episode, but I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.