Netflix Is Remaking The ‘Lost In Space’ TV Series

22 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Netflix Is Remaking The ‘Lost In Space’ TV Series.

Netflix, the reviver of long-dormant television shows, is planning to reboot another beloved franchise: The Sixties sci-fi series Lost in Space. Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have signed on to pen the series, described as a science fiction saga, while The Descent and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall is on board to helm the pilot.

The series is a noted departure for Netflix, which has had success with many original series (“House of Cards”, “Orange is the New Black”, “Jessica Jones”), but is venturing into new territory with an effects-heavy outer space show. There have been plans to bring the series back to TV since as early as 2000, with Burns working in conjunction with Sheila Allen, widow of series creator Irwin Allen, until her death in 2013. This is by no means that the cult show has seen a comeback, as Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation directed by Stephen Hopkins hit the silver screen back in 1998. Netflix is no stranger to the nostalgia business; there was Wet Hot American Summer recently, and they’ve got Pee Wee’s Big Holiday coming in March.

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. Executive producer Kevin Burns with Synthesis Entertainment told Entertainment Weekly that he’s thrilled with the series finally having found a home to be rebooted, Netflix.

While the 1998 film reboot and the 1965 original series itself are both available for rental via Netflix’s DVD.com, the company has yet to comment on the deal. The series will revisit the theme of the original, which was about a family, the Robinsons, who were sent on a 5 ½ year journey to a planet for human colonization.

That’s on top of all the streaming service’s original programming, like the new Marvel series Jessica Jones, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation and Adam Sandler’s controversial Ridiculous 6. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

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