Remember that Lost In Space Netflix series that was announced a while back? Yeah? Well, Parker Posey has just been added to the cast.
Posey, who recently starred in Christopher Guest’s Netflix mockumentary Mascots, will be playing Dr Smith, a character that was originally played by Jonathan Harris in the 1965 Lost In Space series, and by Gary Oldman in the 1998 film remake.
In the first episode of the original series, Dr Smith acted as Alpha Control’s flight surgeon, but was later referred to as a Doctor of Intergalactic Environmental Psychology, an expert in cybernetics and an enemy agent.
Check out the official synopsis for the new Lost In Space series here:
Taking its cues from the original series, the show centres 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.
Posey will be joining Molly Parker (House Of Cards) as Dr Maureen Robinson, Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as Professor John Robinson and Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) as their daughter Judy.
Netflix has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of Lost In Space, which is likely to air sometime in 2017. The show is being helmed by Prison Break producer Zack Estrin, with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless on writing duties and Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig acting as producers.
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