Streaming giant Netflix has handed out a ten-episode series order for “Lost In Space,” the reimagined contemporary reboot of Irwin Allen’s classic 1960s sci-fi series from Legendary Television.
Zack Estrin (“Prison Break”) will serve as showrunner on the series which was hatched by feature scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (“Dracula Untold,” “The Last Witch Hunter”)
Like the original show, and the critically derided 1998 film reboot, the story centers on the Robinson family who are 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, Netflix dubs the new series “a survival story for the ages.”
“The Descent” and “Game of Thrones” helmer Neil Marshall is set to direct multiple episodes of the series with a worldwide premiere in 2018 planned.
Source: The Live Feed