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Netflix has picked up a ‘Lost in Space’ remake

Deadline.com broke the news earlier today, that a remake of Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic series ‘Lost In Space’ has been picked up by Netflix.

For those who are unaware, the original series revolved around the space-traveling Robinson family, as they embark on a 5-year mission to colonize deep space.  However, the family becomes stranded light years away from their intended destination, after an agent of an enemy force sabotages the mission.  The family finds themselves struggling to survive in their new-found alien “home”, while also dealing with their own internal issues.  The show was originally produced by 20th Century Fox, and ran on CBS for 83 episodes.  It was ultimately cancelled in 1968 due to lowered ratings & higher production costs.

After Netflix outbid other services for the series back in November of 2015, the upcoming Lost in Space remake is currently reported to have a 10-episode run on the streaming service.  Writers Matt Sazama (of ‘Dracula Untold’) and Burk Sharpless (of ‘Gods of Egypt’) have signed on to the project, and will also executive produce the series alongside Zack Estrin; who produced the Fox series ‘Prison Break’.  Director Neil Marshall is slated to direct several of the new show’s episodes.

While no specific date is set, Lost in Space is slated to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2018.

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