Netflix is gearing up to get lost in space!
The streaming goliath announced on Wednesday (June 29) that they have ordered 10 one-hour episodes of an updated version of Irwin Allen’s classic ‘1960s television series Lost in Space. The show will revolve around the Robinson family, a group in crisis after being stranded in space light years from their intended destination.
Described as “equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure,” the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new alien environment as well as their own personal demons in a survival story for the ages.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” Netflix 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.”
While the original series aired on CBS between 1965 and 1968, a feature film adapted from the show was released in 1998. With a cast that featured Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt, Heather Graham, and Lacey Chabert, the movie went on to gross over $136 million at the box office.
Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot is scheduled to debut in 2018.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch the new Lost in Space?