'Lost in Space' TV Show To Have a Reboot Under Netflix; 'Game of Thrones' Neil Marshall At The Helm
Irwin Allen's "Lost in Space," a 1965 classic cult TV series, will be having a remake under Netflix.
"Lost In Space" follow the life of Robinson family during their space journey and their struggle when a villain agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotages their navigation system causing them to be lost in space. The sci-fi series lasted for three seasons, Collider reports.
The remake will be written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, writers of "Dracula Untold," "The Last Witch Hunter" and soon-to-be released "Gods of Egypt." Also, Marc Helwig, Kevin Burns and Neil Marshall will be the executive producers of the show. It came as a surprise when it was announced that Marshall will be directing the reboot of a family-oriented show when he is known for his high-violence projects such as "Game of Thrones" and "Hannibal."
It has not reportedly been easy for Netflix to snag the rights to make a reboot for "Lost in Space" as many other production teams are trying to bid for the show. After all, the show is described to be "an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds."
According to Deadline, the original series was aired in CBS and had a total of 83 episodes. 20th Century Fox produced the series and has the rights over the existing episodes but has no hold on any other franchise of the show. It was believed that the series left the television screen due to low ratings and high production cost.
The series celebrated its 50th anniversary by releasing Blu-ray copies of "Irwin Allen's Lost in Space: The Complete Adventures" that contains all 83 digitally remastered episodes.
There are no details yet about the cast or the target release schedule.