Netflix has handed out a ten episode series order to a Lost In Space reboot from Last Witch Untold scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, TVWise has learned.
Netflix’s rebooted Lost In Space centers around the Robinson family, who are 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.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience”, said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s 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”.
Based on the beloved 1960’s sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen, the rebooted Lost In Space hails from feature film writer Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who are penning the scripts. Legendary TV are producing, with Sazama, Sharpless, Zack Estrin, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig executive producing. Game Of Thrones helmer Neil Marshall is also set to direct several episodes. Zack Estrin is the showrunner.
The official series order from Netflix comes some seven months after they originally landed the project in a heated bidding war. It has been a passion project for executive producers Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni, who have been attempting to produce a reboot of the series for more than a decade, originally for Fox Television Studios back in 2002. Lost In Space is expected to premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018.