Space: 1999 Rebooted Into “Space: 2099”

ITV Studios America and HDFILMS have announced plans for “Space: 2099”, a contemporary re-imagination of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s classic 70’s British sci-fi series “Space: 1999” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The original series follows the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha after a catastrophic accident involving nuclear waste from Earth knocks the Moon out of orbit and sends it hurtling uncontrollably into space. During their interstellar journey they encounter alien civilizations, dystopian societies, and mind-bending phenomena.

Martin Landau, Barbara Bain and Nick Tate starred in the series which ran for two seasons, the first dealing with more metaphysical themes and hints of a larger storyline while the second proved a more straightforward action series.

HDFILMS were behind ABC’s recent revival of 80’s sci-fi franchise “V” and Jace Hall will serve as executive producer. The project is still in development phase and has yet to be shopped to networks.