Terry O’Quinn trying to keep The Locke And Linus Show in primetime with new series proposal
The departing cast of Lost is hot property now as new series look to cast their pilots. But it has only ever been a dream of Lost fans that Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson, the squirrely dynamic duo with more onscreen chemistry than any of the show’s romantic pairings, would once again be paired together in a new project post-Lost. All manner of spin-offs and Odd Couple-esque scenarios have been proposed by fans, particularly after a recent episode which spawned wishes for a spin-off exploring John Locke and Benjamin Linus as high school teachers in the alternate reality. Other farcical ideas have ranged from live-action Bert and Ernie to a slash-fiction inspired romantic pairing. So what are the odds, really, that Emerson and O’Quinn will ever chew the scenery of a new set together again?
Apparently the odds are pretty favorable as TV Guide reports Terry O'Quinn is shopping around what they’re calling a “TNT-type” series he has penned for himself and Emerson to star in as suburban hitmen with domestic difficulties. TV Guide doesn’t reveal the show’s details per O’Quinn’s request, but it’s noted that he has spoken to Lost executive producer J.J. Abrams about the idea, and also said, “I really hope this works out because Michael would be in his prime in this. We’d play kind of awkward partners.”