Netflix Orders a Lost in Space Reboot TV Show

Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 4:24AM
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 4:24AM
Netflix Orders a Lost in Space Reboot TV Show
A reboot of classic 60's sci-fi drama, Lost in Space, is heading to Netflix. The streaming platform has officially ordered the project to series with ten hour-long episodes of the show slated for release in 2018. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the people who gave us The Last Witch Hunter and Gods of Egypt will be penning the screenplay, while Prison Break's Zack Estrin will serve as showrunner.



While the original series was the epitome of 60's kitsch, the Netflix reboot will be injected with the edgier sensibilities that a modern audience desires. In a statement, Netflix said they hoped the reboot could attract a whole new wave of fans while paying homage to the property in a manner that would please those who have been fans of the show since it started back in the 60's.

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"The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience," Netflix's Cindy Holland. "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."
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Netflix has had great success with many of its pop culture shows of late – the streaming giant's Marvel universe has received rave reviews, while their reboot of animated classic, Voltron, exceeded the expectations of most fans. Lost in Space is the latest addition to a rapidly growing list of genre-based 'Netflix Originals', joining the likes of Troll Hunters, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and an entire new season of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.

The Netflix TV series won't be the first attempt at rebooting the Lost in Space property, though. You'll probably recall New Line Cinema's 1998 movie reboot, which starred Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham and Gary Oldman (and that weird Apollo 440 soundtrack). The less said about that the better, although we wouldn't mind seeing Gary Oldman return for the TV show.

Lost in Space is expected to start streaming on Netflix at some point in 2018.

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