The hit American TV series Lost, which revolves around the survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious South Pacific island, will be moving the production of its second season from Hawaii to Cardiff. This move has been prompted by rising production costs the series has suffered shooting on the tropical island of Oahu.
Lost's executive producer J.J. Abrams says that he saw the versatility of the Welsh city in episodes of the new Doctor Who that "a friend" had sent him.
"When ABC demanded that we move the production to a new location to cut costs, immediately I thought of Cardiff."
When asked if it would be difficult to shoot a tropical adventure/drama in Wales, Abrams quipped that it would be no more difficult than convincing Americans that 42 good looking people can survive a commercial airline disaster.
Reported by Eric Schwartz