LOST IN SPACE Sci-Fi Series Remake Is Headed to Netflix
Legendary TV has been developing a remake of the classic 1965 sci-fi series Lost in Space, and Deadline is now reporting that it’s headed to Netflix. Netflix has been the go to place for great series, and most of the original programming stuff that they stream is top-notch quality. I think this Lost in Space series will have a good home there.
The new Lost In Space show is described as an “epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.”
Neil Marshall (The Descent) is producing the series and is also expected to direct. It is being written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who most recently worked on Dracula Untold. I didn’t really care for that movie, but hopefully the two writers can do a better job with Lost in Space.
The original 1965 series was set 30 years into the future (1997), and the story revolved around an attempt by the U.S. to colonize deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a 5 1/2-year journey to another planet. But a foreign secret agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotaged the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become lost in space. It ran for three seasons on CBS, and there are a total of 83 episodes.
We've seen a lot of older TV shows getting adapted into movies, but I like the fact that this one will be sticking with the TV format. There was actually a movie adaption made back in 1998, but it was pretty forgettable.