AceShowbiz - "Lost in Space" has landed on Netflix after a competitive bidding war. The streaming service has picked up the remake of the 1960s cult TV classic from sci-fi master Irwin Allen to series. Netflix ordered 10 episodes for the first season which is eyed for a 2018 premiere worldwide.
The new take still centers on 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.
Written by feature writing duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, it is an equal combination of family drama and sci-fi adventure. Netflix dubs the reboot "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," says Netflix vp originals Cindy Holland. "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."
Sazama and Sharpless also executive produce the series with Zack Estrin, Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Estrin will serve as showrunner, while Marshall will direct several episodes in addition to being on board as producing director.