Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season of the one-hour sci-fi drama “Lost in Space” from Legendary TV, based on the classic 1960’s sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen. Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (“Dracula Untold,” “Last Witch Hunter”), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018. The logline: Taking its cues from the original series, the show centers around 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. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience. The current creative team’s re-imagining 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,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
The original “Lost in Space,” starring Guy Williams, Mark Goddard, June Lockhart, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Jonathan Harris, aired on CBS from 1965 to 1968, producing 83 episodes. A feature film was produced in 1998.
No casting has been announced for the new series.