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.