Cast updates: Lost's Perrineau finds new job

Note: spoilers from last week's fourth-season finale follow. Read at your own risk!

Thursday's fourth-season Lost finale gave viewers a lot of what is expected from a serial-drama ending another chapter: big fights, high drama, and of course, deaths. While there were no clear-cut fatalities like Charlie Pace's (Dominic Monaghan) in last season's finale, at least one major character was aboard an ocean freighter when a whole lot of C4 exploded, likely sealing his fate as a goner.

Maligned castaway Michael Dawson, played by Harold Perrineau, is almost certainly dead (well, as dead as one can be on Lost), and if anyone needed more proof, they only need to look at the following bit of news.

Perrineau has signed on to star in the ABC pilot The Unusuals as Detective Leo Banks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Unusuals is a comedy-drama hybrid about New York City police detectives, and Perrineau's character will allegedly be an uptight cop who thinks he's at risk of dying on the beat.

In other Perrineau news, the new father (his wife just gave birth to a girl late last week) dished on his exit from Lost, raising some eyebrows because of certain comments. The actor wanted a better exit from the show, voicing his displeasure to Entertainment Weekly that his character never made amends to the rest of the Losties for betraying them.

Perrineau wasn't the only actor sticking with the network that brought him/her fame. Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall has struck a deal with HBO to star in the new show Sensitive Skin, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Cattrall won't stray too far from her role as Samantha on Sex. Her character is described as a middle-aged woman who rediscovers her sexuality. The comedy is an adaptation of the British program of the same name.

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I thought the only reason Micheal couldn't die was because he had to do something to help the others on The Island.



Maybe The Island let him die now because he finished what he was supposed to do.



But, these are all just my musings.



I'm not sure about it, just like you can't be sure of anything on Lost.
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Harold was a great actor in being the character Michael on Lost. Its good to see hes got another job, I will be waiting to see his new character in this show.
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Michael had his spotlight in the show and then like many other characters he faded into the background for periods of time. To think that the screen time and handling of the Michael character was anything other than the flow of the epic storyline is just wrong.
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I thought Michael couldn't be killed! He couldn't kill himself, the soldier from the freighter's gun suddenly jammed when he was to blow michael's head off and Christian told him he could leave before the blow up... so there was no need to chop him. Sure Walt AGED WAY TOO MUCH for 3 years to have passed (looks like he went from 10 to 17) so you can't use Walt much and now with Michael gone, will they abandon that plot?
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Awesome he's too good an actor not to be on a show
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Michael is Gonzo! He's coming back just as likely as Nina & Paolo (aka Nikki and Pablo)! Kudos to H.Perrineau for doing a fine acting job with the character, he really had me really not liking him by end of S2, eventhough he did kill Anna Lucia, (Yeah!) He was the victim of being tied to Walt's character, Walt was getting too stinking big too quickly (we all saw that in the Finale!) Michael did redeem himself pretty nicely in the end and proved the Island controlled when he went...

As for the comments, a bit over the top but I can understand a guy being irked that he's brought back to a show only to find it's for what basically amounts to a couple of cameo appearances.
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Yeah too bad to Michael died oits a so funny actor Harold Pirrenau its my favorite in Oz his role was excelent
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i hate the word racecard, it just trivializes what some people have to face. that said, i think he made a mistake in his comments and is bitter. i mean did he really think there was a way to redeem michael? he is dead or ghost dead now. and while lost is a diverse show, i think all is left for blk characters is walt and who knows how much he will be in it.
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Too bad Michael died, I still hope Jin managed to survive.
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he's dead, because Christian said "you can go now Michael"
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but i thought he cant die? remember everytime he tried to kill himself or someone else tried to kill him, the gun didnt shoot.
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He was an interesting character but not as interesting as some others. It's a loss for the show but not a huge loss.
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I do not think he died on the boat, we did not see a body. Or his physical body died but not his spiritual one.
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Good riddance to the character, hated his guts but I've always liked him as an actor.
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Perrineau pulling the racecard was a pretty low blow to a fine show which has a diverse racial spectrum of characters. To accuse JJ and Damon otherwise is clearly sour grapes not to mention slanderous. Michael was always one of the more disposable characters and rarely garnered much sympathy with the fans anyway. I am not blaming Perrineau for the way his character's arc played out but as characters go he always was fairly minor. Lost has a high mortality rate and contary to popular belief they don't just get off the black characters. I would suggest the only act of bigotry here is Perrineau and his delusions.
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after he pulled the race card and blamed the producers for not caring about african-american characters in an interview, im officially no longer a fan of his anymore!
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Obviously Michael didnt know who that guy was and that was his first time seeing Christian and so he asked who he was. So that just is another mystery.
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well i say that he is dead
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nobody can say anything for certain. any character can be brought back in this show even if it looks like they definitely died.
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why did they even bring him back?
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yes but did christian send him elsewhere just before it blew??? he did say you can go now and on lost well never know til the new season starts lol
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I hate Michael !
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he died in the explosion of the boat
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I still don't believe he is dead, even if he is not in the next season
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He was right beside the C4 when it blew up, he's dead. Plus Christian appeared and said "you can go now", which means he's dead...
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how will they kill him off or was he killed when the ship blew up ?
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