A remake of Irwin Allen’s classic 1965 cult TV series “Lost in Space” is on its way to Netflix. In a competitive situation, the streaming service has reportedly won the rights to develop and produce a reboot of the property.
The project is currently being penned with an eye toward a straight-to-series order with the new take described as a large scale but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe. This will follow the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds. It hails from feature
“Dracula Untold” scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless penned the new take and will executive produce with Neil Marshall, Kevin Burns and Marc Helwig. Marshall, who has made a name for himself helming key episodes of shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Hannibal” and “Black Sails” in recent years, is expected to direct the pilot.
The property was previously adapted into a film in 1998, and attempted a revival as a TV series in 2003 but failed to go beyond the pilot stage. The original series ran for 83 episodes and three seasons on CBS.