Netflix Lost in Space Reboot Is Coming in 2018
There’s been talk of rebooting the classic 60’s sci-fi tv show Lost in Space for a while now, something that probably wasn’t helped by the messy 1998 movie version. But finally, Netflix is stepping up to the plate, and they’ve announced a 10-episode first season order for a Lost in Space reboot. Here’s how Netflix is describing the show:
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. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.
Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content, had this to say about rebooting / relaunching the series, “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.”
Crew for the Lost in Space Reboot
Zack Estrin will be serving as an executive producer and showrunner for the series. Writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter) will be handling scripting, and celebrated director Neil Marshall (yeah, he’s directed Game of Thrones episodes, but don’t forget this is the guy that gave us stone cold classics Dog Soldiers and The Descent) will be directing several episodes of the series.
So far, no casting details have been announced. The show is planned for a 2018 release, though no official date for when in 2018 has been set. So, what do you think? Is Netflix the right place for a new Lost in Space series?
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