ABC's smash hit Lost (everyone's favorite love-it-or-hate-it mystery-box purgatory tale) was confirmed to be leaving Netflix by the beginning of the new year. The six-season title had long been a mainstay on Netflix, with some viewers bingeing the entire show and experiencing the fish cookie/polar-bear insanity for the first time ... but the frozen donkey wheel turned us into 2018, and Lost was, well, lost.
Worry not, because Jack, Kate, Ben, and the rest of that Oceanic flight have surfaced in a new home. All six seasons of the series are now featured on Hulu, which continues to swell its libraries as quickly as Netflix continues to update its own.
Lost is only the latest show in a long series of titles to leave Netflix and find a home on Hulu. Though the latter has been adding original content of its own as well (quite successfully with The Handmaid's Tale and Marvel's Runaways), Hulu has scooped up onetime Netflix standbys like Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Futurama.
An interesting thing to mention here is that Lost's move may not be long-term. Disney is continuing to plan its own highly touted streaming service, which would be a whole new entry on the streaming-wars battlefield. For now, Disney-owned films like Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book — not to mention shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars — can still be found on Netflix. But as Disney owns ABC, there's a high likelihood that major ABC titles may end up on the Disney streaming service.
Could Lost be in the mix as well? Guess we'll have to go down that hatch once additional details from Disney come to light.