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Classic Sci-Fi Series Headed Back to TV — But Will the Catchphrase Also Return?

Jun 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A remake of a classic science-fiction series from the 1960s is coming to television with a straight-to-series order. Deadline.com reports that Netflix gave a 10-episode order to the “Lost in Space” reboot.

The original Irwin Allen series debuted in 1965 and was set in the “future” world of 1997. The series gave us the catchphrase “Danger, Will Robinson,” which was reportedly used only once on the show.

The Netflix reboot is targeting a 2018 premiere. It is unknown whether the catchphrase, which was spoken by the Robinson family’s robot on the original show, will be a part of the new series.

The Netflix show also focuses on the Robinson family.

“Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons,” Deadline reports. “It was written by feature scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (‘Dracula Untold’), who executive produce with Zack Estrin (‘Once Upon a Time’), who has come aboard as showrunner, Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall will serve as producing director and direct several episodes of the series.”

One Comment

  1. I hope they do better with this then they did with the movie. The original TV series during the first season was pretty good. However, subsequent seasons just got silly with a “monster every week” format that was geared more towards 8-year-old kids than anyone else.

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