Netflix Finally Confirms ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Order for 2018
We’ll say this for the Robinson family, they sure take their sweet time getting anywhere. After initial 2014 development, as well landing on Netflix late last year, a new Lost in Space is finally confirmed for a series order, under the watchful eye of Dracula Untold and Hannibal vets.
Netflix officially set a 10-episode order for the new one-hour series, eyed for a 2018 debut under Prison Break alum Zack Estrin. Untold team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the new version, producing Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV, with Marshall likely to direct. So reads the new synopsis:
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.
The original 1960s series saw 1997 future family the Robinsons heading into space for a 5-year mission, before the evil Dr. Smith sabotaged the mission and sent the family off-course. Crewed by John and Maureen Robinson, their children Penny, Judy and Will, as well as Major Don West, Doctor Smith and “Robot,” the original series aired on CBS for a grand total of 83 episodes over 3 seasons.
In addition to the 1998 film remake with William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Gary Oldman and Matt LeBlanc, as well as an early attempt to revive the series as an NBC TV-movie, The WB filmed a 2003 pilot for a new Lost in Space directed by John Woo.
There’s no telling when the next Lost in Space news might come, but does the Netflix reboot at least seem on-course?