Deadline has reported that the Lost In Space reboot has been given a ten-episode straight-to-series order on Netflix.
The series will be a remake on Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult classic series, with Legendary TV developing the show for the streaming service, which landed the project back in November of last year, beating multiple bidders. The report states that Netflix are aiming to premiere the series sometime in 2018.
The new series will put a new spin of the original material, focusing on the Robinson family who are forced to come together in a time of crisis as they are stranded light years from their intended destination, which leaves them battling a strange new alien environment and also their personal demons. The reboot series has been written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Zack Estrin serving as Executive Producer (and will also serve as showrunner) and Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox serving as Producers.
Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, Cindy Holland said:
The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience. 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.
The 1965 television series ran for three seasons, set three decades into the future (1997) revolving around the United States attempting to colonise deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a five-and-a-half year journey to another planet. However an enemy agent known as Dr. Zachary Smith sabotages the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and thus they become lost in space. It was reboot into a blockbuster film back in 1998, with the film penned by Akiva Goldsman and directed by Stephen Hopkins. I’ll be more intrigued with the reboot news of the television series once casting begins but as of right now I’ll just sit on the fence with a Lost In Space reboot for now due to the film version still stinging my memory. At least they should use the Apollo 440 theme version right? Or even the John Williams original score? Or go with something more…futuristically modern?