‘Lost In Space’ remake series heads to Netflix

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Lost In Space Remake Headed To Netflix.

Deadline is reporting that Lost In Space was the subject of a bidding war, and that Netflix’s winning bid includes a potential straight-to-series order.

I’ve learned that in a competitive situation, with multiple bidders, the streaming network has landed the project, which is being written with an eye toward a straight-to-series order. Legendary TV’s remake will tell the “epic but grounded” sci-fi story centered around a group of explorers who find themselves lost in an alien universe. Now comes word of another show that looks poised to join Netflix – a remake of “Lost in Space” from Legendary Television, as reported Friday by Deadline.

It hails from feature writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) who executive produce with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Just speaking for myself, we really felt that we had learned a lot from not only what we did, but what other people did and did wrong.” The original series, which lasted three seasons and 83 episodes, is set in a futuristic 1997 and follows the Robinson family’s space exploration. On the show, the usa sends a family on a journey to another planet in an effort to colonize deep space, but the plan goes awry when a foreign agent sabotages the mission. Smith (Jonathan Harris) sabotages the navigation system, they become helpless and, yes, lost. (The robot tasked with protecting the youngest child, the precocious Will, utters “Danger, Will Robinson!” — a phrase that still tortures this reporter.) Burns worked closely Sheila Allen, the widow of series creator Irwin Allen, from 2000 to her death in 2013 to develop a series.

In 1999, Burns, along with Jon Jashni, formed Synthesis Entertainment, aimed at bringing new life to Allen’s creations with remakes and sequel projects. Though it sounds like it may be more serious in tone than Irwin Allen’s ’60s original, it’s said to be part of Netflix’s attempt to pursue “big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment”. Four of the original cast members reunited at the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con last summer to celebrate the Blu-ray collection of the series for its 50th anniversary. “Half a century ago, we left Earth,” original Will Robinson Bill Mumy said at the time. “And now we’re finally back.” Above, watch the show’s opening credits to the theme music by John Williams, who would go on to score the biggest space opera of all time, the Star Wars movie franchise. It was produced by 20th Century Fox, which continues to syndicate the existing episodes but does not hold rights or have any underlying ownership in the franchise.

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