Nostalgia continues to rule the entertainment industry as Hollywood chases after reboots to keep fans happy. And, in a recent move by Netflix, the streaming service is now joining the sentimental race by remaking the sci-fi classic Lost In Space.
Last Fall, news spread that Netflix had landed film rights to the cult TV series against various other bidders in what can only be called a competitive dogfight. Having won, Netflix has now reportedly given their remake a 10-episode order. While there is no confirmed release date set for the Lost In Space remake, it is expected that the show will premiere sometime in 2018.
Based off Irwin Allen's 1965 series, the new Lost In Space series will take after its predecessor which will definitely delight old fans. The show, of course, will focus on the Robinson family as they explore a strange alien universe after they experience an unexpected traveling detour. Allen's show, which was set in the then super futuristic world of 1997, followed the family has they were sent by the U.S. to visit uncharted space territories. However, when the nefarious Dr. Zachary Smith intentionally botches their journey, the family is sent veering off into deep space and must struggle to stick together.
Fans will be relieved to find that Netflix is keen on keeping to the original show's humor and spirit. Cindy Holland, Netflix's Vice President of Original Content, has said that, "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."
Few details about the show have emerged, but crew announcements have been made since Netflix first acquired the franchise's rights. The show will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The Lost In Space remake will host several executive producers such as Zach Estrin and Kevin Burns while Neil Marshall is set to direct several episodes of the series so far.