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Creators discuss plans for Lost In Space Season 2 and the show’s grand plan

April 19th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Honestly, I’m loving the new Lost In Space series on Netflix.

I was unsure at first as I didn’t like the changes to the source material but it’s becoming a fantastic show in its own right and I’m now halfway though the ten episodes (I’m watching with my kids so it’s going a bit slower than expected finding time to sit down as a family) and totally invested.

And it’s really great that the second season is already at planning stages.

Series co-creator Matt Sazama has been talking about the original meeting at Legendary Entertainment about possibly doing Lost In Space: “We [other co-creator Burt Sharpless] were like, ‘Oh, that sounds pretty cool.’ As soon as we got out of the door we were like, “Oh my God, ‘Lost in Space,’ this is incredible… It represented everything that we’ve wanted to do since we were kids. We were super excited about the possibility of being able to do a new version of this show. We pretty much had ideas by the time we reached our car.”

 

The series only debuted last week but already looks like a big hit with word and reviews being very positive, however Netflix still hasn’t said yes to season 2 (it’s been a week! lol) but Sazama has plans for the further adventures of the Robinson clan: “We are working on scripts and hoping that, if we get a green light, we’re ready to go.

“We’ve had a lot of thoughts about it, and hopefully, if everyone watches it, we’ll get to see more adventures of the Robinsons, because we do have some crazy stuff planned out that we really hope we get to film.

“Season 2 is wild, so hopefully it can happen,” added Sharpless.

Sharpless said that the ‘mythology and mechanics of the Lost In Space world(s) and story is already developed in their heads: “There’s obviously a deep backstory of the robot and the causality of what caused this whole world to happen, and we’ve definitely figured that part out [but] we didn’t want this show to be a really mythology-heavy show, even though I love them. Who doesn’t love ‘Game of Thrones’?”

That said, Sharpless said that “we definitely have figured out some really fun stuff that I think, if we were so fortunate for the show to go more than one season, I think people would really enjoy and be interested in the science fiction world that we want to build.”

Star Toby Stephens added: “I know they are working on ideas and stuff. But nothing concrete. When we were filming the season, obviously we all were kind of shooting ideas around about what could happen next. But the great thing about this is you’re lost in space. Anything could happen. I mean, literally, anything could happen.”

But the big question… will they always be Lost In Space or will they make it to Alpha Centauri eventually? Or could we see a Quantum Leap scenario where they never get ‘home’?

Well, according to Sazama: “There are some disagreements about the producers of whether they should ever get to their destination of Alpha Centauri, the colony there. But I will say, just for myself, I think even if they were to get to their final destination, they would realize that part of this idea —where is home? — they would learn that if you’re with your family, you’re always at home. So that whether they reach their destination or not really is beside the point, because they’ve sort of been there all along.”

 “It’s a ‘Wizard of Oz’ way of looking at things, but we feel like the show is about a family. And what does that mean? The journey matters a lot more than the destination,” added Sharpless.

Man, while we love this idea, we would like a definite end to the story in one shape or another, but based on the series so far, we have no worries about the journey… or destination.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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