Remake of 50-Year-Old Sci-Fi Series in Development

Nov 23, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Netflix is developing a series that’s a remake of a beloved science-fiction series that recently marked its 50th anniversary. Deadline.com reports that the streaming service landed the “Lost in Space” reboot.

Netflix beat out multiple bidders for the project, which is aiming for a straight-to-series order, the report notes.

“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,” Deadline reports.

Writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are developing the project and will executive produce with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment and Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Applebox.

The original series aired for three seasons on CBS, from 1965-1968. The show celebrated its 50th anniversary in September when the Blu-ray set “Irwin Allen’s Lost In Space: The Complete Adventures” was released.

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  1. I hope it isn’t as campy as the original.

  2. The first season wasn’t bad, but then they turned into a farce, focusing on Dr. Smith and a “monster every week” plots. Let’s hope the new series won’t go down that road.

  3. This isn’t the first time this has been attempted. There is, of course, the truly awful film with Matt Leblanc, Mimi Rodgers, John Hurt and a wonderfully hammy performance by Gary Oldman as Dr. Smith. The film is also notable for firing Bill Mumy because he apparently didn’t look like what they expected Old Will to look like. The WB produced a pilot for a series reboot that had Poppa Robinson retiring from the military after years of fighting. It wasn’t bad, really. It just wasn’t all that good, either.

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