News of a Lost In Space reboot series has been circulating for a quite a few months now, but no one really knew what the heck was happening with it. This week, we finally got confirmation!
Netflix has officially given it a 10-episode series order, with the series being produced by Legendary Television. As far as reboots go, this is actually one we’re pretty jazzed about.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who previously teamed up to write Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter, will be penning the script, and Prison Break’s Zack Estrin will serve as showrunner.
Sazama, Sharpless and Estrin will also executive produce alongside Synthesis Entertainment’s Ken Burns and Jon Jashni, and Applebox’s Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. The series is set to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2018.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content. “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 original Lost In Space series first aired in 1965 and ran for 84 episodes. It starred Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy and Angela Cartwright.