Lost in Space reboot ordered by Netflix
Reboot mania continues at Netflix.
The streaming service announced on Wednesday that it has ordered a first season of Lost in Space.
The new incarnation of Irwin Allen’s ’60s sci-fi drama will be piloted by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) and Prison Break‘s Zack Estrin will serve as showrunner. This version once again follows the Robinson family, who are stranded light years from where they are supposed to be headed, and they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons.
“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,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content, said in a statement.
Among the executive producers is The Descent director Neil Marshall, who has also helmed episodes of Game of Thrones and is slated to direct multiple episodes of Lost in Space.
The 10-episode first season will begin streaming in 2018.
The 1997-set Lost In Space ran for 83 episodes from 1965 to 1968, and was turned into a movie in 1998 starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman, and Heather Graham. Since 2000, Burns had been working with Allen’s widow, Sheila, who died in 2013, to bring back the series.
“We’ve obviously been developing Lost in Space for a long time, and we’ve had a couple of false starts,” Burns told an EW reporter who is named Will Robinson (this is not something we would make up) back in November, when news broke that Netflix was developing a new Lost in Space series. “Just speaking for myself, we really felt that we had learned a lot from not only what we did, but what other people did and did wrong.”
Lost in Space joins a reboot roster at Netflix that includes Arrested Development, Fuller House, Wet Hot American Summer, and Gilmore Girls.
The original Lost in Space cast reunited at Comic-Con last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show’s launch.