‘Lost’ fans were tricked into thinking they were to be told the show’s finale.
Fans were gathered at a showcase for the final series of the US TV show at the Comic-Con 2009 convention in San Diego, California.
Although script writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were cryptic about what would be included in the forthcoming sixth and final series of the show, a staged segment saw one of the stars, Josh Holloway, take to the stage and steal a briefcase containing a script, revealing the ending of the show.
It turned out, however, to contain only a segment of script for another cult show, ‘Heroes’.
Damon and Carlton did answer questions from the crowd and confirmed some characters from past series’ of the show will make an appearance.
Of their aims for the show, Damon said: “It's really our goal for you to watch the final season of the show and not know what we're going to do next."
Carlton added: "We're doing something different in season six. The time travel season is over, the flash-forward season is over, but season six is something different."
Adverts which showed some of the show’s stars in an apparent alternate reality were also aired.
There was also a montage of clips of actor Dominic Monaghan's character, Charlie Pace, who was written out of the show at the end of its third series – possibly hinting at his return.
‘Lost’ returns to screens next year.