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Netflix giving Lost In Space a 10-episode straight-to-series

June 30th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Looks like the Robinson family are set to get Lost In Space all over again as Netflix pick up the iconic 1965 TV series –  and less iconic 1998 movie – is heading to Netflix.

Yes, Deadline are reporting that the series has been picked up for a 10-episode straight-to-series which is set for development in November, set for our screens in 2018.

The new Lost in Space takes its cues from the original series, centering 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. It was written by feature scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold), who executive produce with Zack Estrin (The River), who has come aboard as showrunner, Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall will serve as producing director and direct several episodes of the series.

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,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix.

We’re really excited for this new show as re-runs of the original series were a big part of some of our childhoods and the movie, while far fem brilliant, is a guilty pleasure with a lot of fun stuff to offer.

Lost In Space feels like a natural fit for Netflix as it could easily mix humour, scares and thrills with great characters and what will surely be an FX heavy show.

We can’t wait to climb on board the Jupiter One with the family, the notorious Dr Smith and the Robot…

What about you all?

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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….