It would seem that Netflix is very much the place to be for many new genre shows and joining them shortly will be the television reboot of cult sixties series ‘Lost In Space’.
The original series ran from 1965 to 1968 and made Doc Smith played brilliantly by the late Jonathan Harris.
The classic show cultivated a fantastic onscreen chemistry between child star Bill Mummy and Jonathan Harris. It was a chemistry, which carried over into a life long friendship between the two actors.
The shows story centred on Robinson family as they attempted to colonize another planet in deep space — a mission that was sabotaged by a foreign secret agent and caused their ship to get knocked off course.
According to Deadline, the updated version is an epic (but grounded!) sci-fi saga about “a young explorer family from Earth, lost in an alien universe, and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.”
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) will write the project and exec-produce with Kevin Burns, Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig.
No word is out yet as to when the series will hit Netflix.