‘Lost in Space’ TV Reboot Lands on Netflix Streaming
Netflix and danger, Will Robinson! It’s been some time since we’ve heard from the proposed Lost in Space TV reboot, but with Netflix having missed its chance for a new Star Trek, the family Robinson will have to do. The streaming site has apparently won rights to the iconic franchise reboot, as written by the Dracula Untold team.
Per Deadline, Netflix has officially landed the hotly-sought reboot, eyed for a straight-to-series order under the streaming service’s push toward “big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment.” Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but here’s the logline for its new iteration:
The new Lost In Space 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.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the new version, producing with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV, with Marshall likely to direct. 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.
We’d count it likely Lost in Space ends up with a full series order in the near future, but you can check out the original swingin’ theme below (composed by John Williams!) below, and practice your best Doctor Smith while we wait.