I don’t know if I should admit this, but Lost in Space was probably one of my favorite shows as a kid. I am, and have always been, really into Dr. Smith yelling at the Robot. It’s just great. The other shameful thing I have to admit is that I actually kind of liked the 1998 film remake. I mean, it wasn’t necessarily a good movie, but I thought it was really enjoyable even with its ridiculously stupid plot.
And now it’s being remade again.
Netflix has just ordered a remake of the classic sci-fi show to series, with a ten episode first season. The show is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who are also executive producing alongside Zack Estrin, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Neil Marshall, and Marc Helwig. Estrin is acting as showrunner, and Marshall will be producing director (and directing several episodes himself).
The remake is expected to be fairly faithful to the original premise, although one hopes it’s updated in tone. The original Lost in Space is great as a kid’s show, but without the nostalgia factor I probably wouldn’t still be into it.
Lost in Space season one is expected to hit Netflix in 2018.