netflix's new lost in space tv series

“Danger Will Robinson!” Netflix has announced today that they have ordered a 10-episode first season of a new Lost In Space tv series. The one-hour sci-fi drama is of course based on the 1960’s sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen. New Line Cinema made a movie based on the property in 1998 directed by Stephen Hopkins which I remember being pretty horrible.  Find out who’s involved in this new take on the science fiction classic, after the jump.

The new Lost in Space tv series is a reimagined take on the property by Dracula Untold/Last Witch Hunter writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, alongside Prison Break showrunner Zack Estrie.

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 series will premiere worldwide on Netflix sometime in 2018. Here is a look back at the opening for the original tv series:

And here is a trailer for the 1998 film:

The full press release follows:

NEW UPDATED LOST IN SPACE SERIES COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO NETFLIX

Beverly Hills, CA – June 29, 2016 – Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 10-episode first season of the one-hour sci-fi drama, from Legendary TV, based on the beloved 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.

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 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,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

Zack Estrin serves as executive producer alongside writers Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless; Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns (The Curse of Oak Island, Ancient Aliens) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Pacific Rim); and Applebox’s Emmy®-nominated director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the series. Lost in Space is a Legendary TV production for Netflix.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 81 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Legendary TV

Legendary Television is in production on the new comedy series Downward Dog from creators Samm Hodges and Michael Killen for ABC with ABC Studios, and is currently in production on season two of Colony from creators Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal for USA with Universal Cable Productions. They recently completely production on season two of LOVE from creators Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin for Netflix.

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