Netflix’s remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic will star Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Parker Posey (who is playing Dr. Smith), Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall and Ignacio Serricchio, and premiere sometime in 2018. Although we don’t know much as far as production, here’s a quick round-up of all the development details we know so far.
First and foremost, star Stephens (Black Sails) recently spoke a little about the scale and scope of this new modernized version of Lost In Space:
“It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story. Lost in Space is Swiss Family Robinson in space, so it was a story that existed before Lost in Space. The fundamental story is that it’s a family that is lost in a difficult, life-threatening situation and how it challenges them and brings them closer together. That is essentially what the story of this is, it’s just the context is a lot more modern. It’s a more modern take on the ‘60s version. If you look at it now, it’s charming, but it seems so innocent. Whereas this is a version that is for our time. I’m hoping it will still have humor and humanity in it, but it has obviously gotta be for a modern audience.”
Speaking of what he knows about the size of the production, Stephens went on to comment that:
“I think it’s equally as big, just in a different way. It’s spaceships and planets that aren’t like ours and spacesuits. It’s going to be really fun like that.”
Netflix’s Lost in Space will be a 10-episode series, slated for a 2018 premiere, and hails from Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) serving as showrunner. Fans of Game of Thrones and Westworld will be happy to know that Neil Marshall is also on board as producing director and is set to helm several episodes. The new Lost in Space takes its cues from the original series, centering on 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.
Look for Lost In Space to hit Netflix sometime in 2018.
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