The classic sci-fi series Lost in Space has inspired a new dramatic series coming to Netflix. The beloved ’60s series is being “reimagined” as a one-hour sci-fi series, with Prison Break‘s Zack Estrin attached as the showrunner and Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) writing the new Lost in Space series. Estrin, Sazama, Sharpless, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Neil Marshall, and Marc Helwig are executive producing the Legendary TV production. Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) is also confirmed to direct multiple episodes.
“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, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
Netflix is targeting a 2018 premiere of the series’ 10 episode first season.
The Plot: Taking its cues from the original series, the show centers 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.