Netflix today announced they have order a 10 episode reboot of the classic 60’s scifi series Lost In Space, due to air in 2018.
Taking its cues from the original series, the 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.
Described as ‘a survival story for the ages’, they plan to make the show equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure. “The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience.” commented Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content. “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world.”
This isn’t the first time Lost In Space has been rebooted. There was an attempt back in the 90’s to bring the idea to the big screen, starring Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt & Gary Oldman. However, it was pretty badly received at the time, although it did manage to end Titanic’s epic run at the US box office. Hopefully this version will have a much more positive reception!
Zack Estrin (Prison Break) serves as showrunner with Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter) writing the scripts. Emmy-nominated director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) is set to direct several episodes of the series. Lost in Space is a Legendary TV production for Netflix.