Netflix has ordered a 10-episode series based on Irwin Allen’s sci-fi classic Lost in Space.
The series is being helmed by writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning and will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018.
As in the original series, the show centres around the Robinson family, which finds itself stranded light years from their intended destination and battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
“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.”
Running for 83 episodes between 1965 and 1968, the show was later turned into a action-based movie starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc.
In 2003 the WB Television Network commissioned a pilot for a rebooted version of the show which was never screened.