Lost in Space Remake Ordered at Netflix

What’s old is, once again, new at Netflix: the streaming service has given a series order to a reimagining of the classic ’60s show Lost in Space.

The 10-episode series, premiering in 2018, is described as a survival story about the Robinson family, who is 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 their own personal demons.

The family drama/sci-fi adventure hails from writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) set as showrunner.

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said in a statement. “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world.”

The original series, which ran from 1965 to 1968, centered on the Robinson family as they attempted to colonize another planet in deep space — a mission that was sabotaged by a foreign secret agent and caused their ship to get knocked off course.

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42 Comments
  1. lrdslvrhnd says:

    No, Hollywood. Stop. BAD HOLLYWOOD! We said no more remakes!

    • jr. says:

      2018? What are they planning on filming it in outerspace!

    • jless says:

      I like the idea of remaking series that had good premises but was badly executed. Lost in Space had a good first season and horrible following seasons, it tried to out camp Batman with no budge, it was a schlock fest, worth of Ed Wood.

  2. No more remakes will happen when people stop watching, commenting and rating them. the more we continue to do so, more and more remakes, reboots etc. will occur.

  3. Frank says:

    That’s really nice and all but hey Netflix, how about announcing SEASON 3 OF BLOODLINE?!? Don’t leave the fans hanging.

    Suuurely if you can afford to order a new series that’s set in outer space, you can afford to shoot your existing critically-acclaimed series in the Florida!!!!

  4. Ralph says:

    As possibly one of the original’s biggest fans I say PLEASE DONT SCREW THIS UP!!! Lost in Space is first and foremost a close knit family working together against the unknown. Where the horrible movie went wrong was all the “family angst”. You HAVE to care about the Robinsons, Major West, and yes even Dr Smith. They might snipe with each other, but they were family. It was a family I would have loved to be a part of. In the movie there was not one character that seemed to care about another….. and therefore not one character I could care about.

    Please keep the show rooted in reality, but keep a sense of fun and adventure!

  5. LaurelLondon says:

    Netflix has been awful the last few years. Older than old movies n tv shows. And the originals on the whole r pretty lame. Oitnb, narcos, daredevil, house of cards. That’s it. My Netflix account is active 3 months a year. No interest in a 60’s sci-fi remake that wasn’t that good.

  6. purpleslog says:

    Reboot Time Tunnel!

  7. Marcie says:

    I remember Lost in Space, but I don’t remember it being good. I remember as a child thinking it was kind of rough and unsophisticated.

  8. hbeachman says:

    Geez, why not start rebooting current shows just to keep the pipeline fresh? Say Gray’s Anatomy, Blacklist, Jane The Virgin, et al?

  9. clintbrew says:

    i hope they get someone fun for dr smith cus he was the best character in the original series and i hope they use the theme music from the movie (with gary oldman and matt leblanc)

  10. Luis says:

    What’s next, Land of the Giants?

  11. desertbro says:

    Please do not re-imagine or “update” Lost In Space. The new series should have a totally retro feel and give a vibe of being the 4th season of the original series. If you look at all the classic Trek productions on YouTube you will understand that it’s the warm feel, the positive outlook, and the cool “futuristic” props that people love. Do not give Judy & Penny smartphones and texting. We need reel-to-reel mainframe computer consoles that explode in a shower of sparks!! We need test-tube stasis chambers and silver jumpsuits – NOT SPANDEX. We want clunky ray guns that don’t have a million buttons and lights on them. We want physically-acted robot suits, not CGI!!!! And for the sake of Alpha-Centauri…..the Jupiter 2 must be a FLYING SAUCER!!!

  12. Bark Star says:

    When this tanks, what TV show or film should get the sets this time ? Maybe they can sell it to the next reboot of Battlestar Galactica ? Wouldnt that be fitting ?

  13. dman6015 says:

    Some advice for the producers. Watch the Lost in Space movie. Then do absolutely NOTHING like it. Thank you.

    • Mark says:

      I was a huge fan of the original Lost In Space series. So I agree with dman6015 that the producers should not copy ANYTHING from the Lost In Space movie! I also agree with desertbro that the new series should not try to “update” Lost In Space in any way. It should definitely have a totally retro feel as though it was actually the 4th season of the original series! That should make the new Netflix series get rave reviews from both longtime fans as well as new viewers too.

  14. OldLiSFan says:

    If they are REALLY going to do this, they should use Bill Mumy for Doctor Smith. I always thought it was a miss (amongst many) that they didn’t use him for ‘Old Will’ in the 1998 attempt. He’s 62, probably the right age for this.

  15. DJ PlaZma says:

    Alex, I’ll take “Ridiculous ideas that don’t really need to happen” for $400.

  16. Ro says:

    This could be a lot of fun!

  17. Couch Mom says:

    Why? The movie wasn’t very good so why do another show remake?

  18. arial2 says:

    Just so we get a season six of Longmire, too.

  19. i just hope it’s not an outright comedy
    but a drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously

  20. HAP says:

    The movie version of this was released in 1998 and starred Gary Olman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc and Mimi Rogers. What was sort of cute is that several of the cast members of the original TV series had small parts in the movie, such as Billy Mumy, June Lockhart, Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristin.

  21. kirads09 says:

    No snappy judgements on my part. IF it done well, I think it could be great. I think so much depends on how they “reimagine” it and the writing. Not to mention casting – have any casting decisions been thrown out there? I can see John Noble as Zachary Smith and Grant Bowler as Prof. John Robinson for starters.

  22. parstl says:

    Look forward to it but two years is a while to wait. Season one or rather most of it was the best of them. As someone born in the early 1960s, Lost in Space was right up there with Speed Racer and Batman. Hope the new series is less silly and emphasizes Sci fi and family elements. Billy Mumy would be a good cast for some part.

  23. david thayer says:

    If you do a remake use the original robot not some new one .it wont work

  24. Dr Manjatten says:

    So looking forward to this. Even made a facebook page to stay up to date with progress :)

  25. bman says:

    A reboot of the Immortal (Christopher George) would be nice.