November 21, 2015 at 2:05 am #1814
…which is an acronym for Lost In Space: The Netflix Generation. [LINK]
Now comes word of another show that looks poised to join Netflix — a remake of “Lost in Space” from Legendary Television, as reported Friday by Deadline. Reportedly, the project had major interest — described as a “competitive situation, with multiple bidders” — and Netflix isn’t looking to waste time, with a likely straight-to-series order.
The remake is written by “Dracula Untold” screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and is described as “an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.” Though it sounds like it may be more serious in tone than Irwin Allen’s ’60s original, it’s said to be part of Netflix’s attempt to pursue “big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment.”
So help me, if “more serious in tone” = “dark & gritty”, I’m gonna eat the nearest action figure of Bill Mumy.
Ah crap, it’s Lennier. This is gonna hurt.December 15, 2015 at 4:57 am #8282
I’m not holding my breath. The movie sucked hard. You can’t make the show more serious in tone and expect it to succeed.June 30, 2016 at 3:12 am #8283
And it’s a real deal…10 episodes, coming to Netflix in 2018. [LINK]
Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to “Lost in Space,” a reboot of the classic science-fiction television show.
The new series will be produced by Legendary Television. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the screenwriting team behind the films “Dracula Untold” and “Last Witch Hunter,” will write the new series, with “Prison Break” veteran Zack Estrin set to serve as showrunner. The three will executive produce alongside Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni , Applebox’s Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the show. The series is set to premiere in 2018.
Danger! Danger! Etc.!
June 30, 2016 at 4:15 am #8284
The credits of the behind-the-scenes staff don’t fill me with hope…June 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm #8285
Still not holding my breath. I remember watching the 2004 pilot for the series: “The Robinsons: Lost in Space” on youtube and not being happy with it (the pacing seemed off and I thought the writing was poor). When I finally see the first episode of this new series, I’ll be keeping that failed pilot in mind throughout (and not holding my breath in the meantime).November 23, 2016 at 12:11 am #8286
Parker Posey IS…Dr. Smith???!? [LINK]
Slated for a 2018 premiere, the new Lost In Space takes its cues from the original CBS series, revolving around the Robinson family, which is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons. Posey will play Dr. Smith.
Ooooookay…personal demons. And we’re all gonna tune in like
February 21, 2018 at 12:06 pm #22506
Trailer sign! [LINK]
Netflix has slotted April 13 for the launch of its Lost In Space remake. We’re also getting a first look at the new iteration of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV.
While this is our first look, the new Lost in Space has already been made available for viewing in space. Netflix provided NASA with access to the pilot episode, which was transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station for astronauts to view.
According to Netflix, the new Lost In Space is set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light-years from their original destination.
Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.
Mina Sundwall, Max Jenkins, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, and Toby Stephens also star.
Please keep the original theme music.
Please keep the original theme music.
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