Netflix Pick Up ‘Lost In Space’ Remake

'Lost In Space' was one of a few popular Irwin Allen shows that graced the small screen throughout the 1960's

Last November it was widely reported that Netflix were looking into doing a remake of cult sixties series ‘Lost In Space’.

Well it looks like the streaming video service has gone from considering a remake to actually picking the series up and running with it.

Dr Smith and Will Robinson

Bill Mummy and Jonathan Harris as one of science fictions best loved double acts. Will Robinson and Dr. Smith.

For those not familiar with the series. ‘Lost In Space’ was one of a few popular Irwin Allen shows that graced the small screen throughout the 1960’s. It was also the show that was chosen over the very first pilot episode of ‘Star Trek’, but much like Trek the show gained a strong cult following thanks to reruns and syndicated television.

The series centres on the Robinson Family who after embarking on a scientific mission into outer space. Find themselves lost and having to deal with numerous strange environments. On top of all of that. They also have to deal with the nefarious machinations of the somewhat evil Dr. Smith.

Netflix announced late yesterday that they have picked the series up for 10 episodes, which they plan to stream on their service at some point in 2018.

This remake will likely have a much more edgier vibe to it than the classic Irwin Allen series on which it is based. Like the original. This new take will focus on the Robinson family as they embark on their mission into deep space.

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content, said in a statement. “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.”

The new series is being produced by Legendary TV, with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the screenwriting team behind the films ‘Dracula Untold’ and ‘Last Witch Hunter’ writing the new series.

As to our view. We’re taking a wait and see approach, but are ever hopeful that the words “Danger Will Robinson” will get used somewhere within this new series.

(Via Deadline)

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