Lost In Space Adds ‘Bones’ Star Ignacio Serricchio
Serricchio, who played Cuban Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Rodolfo Fuentes on the ‘soon to be ending’ medical/crime drama, will take on the role of Major Don West, pilot of the Jupiter 2. In this version of the story he’s described as “a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons the family he never thought he would find.” The part was played by Mark Goddard in the original series, and by Matt LeBlanc for the (let’s be honest) less than stellar 1998 movie version.
This marks the last of the main adult casting, as Serricchio joins Toby Stephens (Black Sails) who plays the father & commander John Robinson, Molly Parker (House of Cards) who plays mother & biochemist Maureen Robinson, and Parker Posey (Search Party, Louie) who takes on the role of the scheming Dr. Smith, switched to a female character for this version. Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8) will play the youngest child Will Robinson, and Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) will play eldest child Judy. Middle child Penny Robinson has yet to be cast, along with the voice of the infamous ‘Danger Will Robinson’ robot companion.
The show is being written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, Power Rangers), and is described as “Taking its cues from the original series.” The new show “centers around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.”
Zack Estrin (Prison Break) serves as showrunner, with Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, Westworld, Game of Thrones) as producing director, who will also be directing a number of episodes.