Netflix’s reboot of the 1960s sci-fi classic “Lost in Space” will introduce a new character into the mix.
“Homeland” actor Raza Jaffrey has been cast on the series as Victor, whom Deadline describes as “a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he’ll one day be found out — that he isn’t quite good enough.”
Created by Irwin Allen, the 1965 original series followed the Robinson family, who are selected by the U.S. government to colonize a planet of the nearby Alpha Centauri system. However, their ship is sabotaged by foreign secret agent Dr. Zachary Smith, who’s trapped inside as the Jupiter 2 veers off course and is … lost in space. Although the first season was more serious in tone, in the second season the series became more campy as it tried to compete against ABC’s “Batman.”
Netflix’s series stars Toby Stephens (“Black Sails”) as Dr. John Robinson, Molly Parker (“Deadwood”) as Dr. Maureen Robinsin, Taylor Russell (“Falling Skies”) as Judy Robinson, Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson, Maxwell Jenkins (“Betrayal”) as Will Robinson, Parker Posey as Dr. Smith and Ignacio Serricchio as the ship’s pilot, Don West. Zack Erstin (“Prison Run”) will serve as showrunner.
“Lost in Space” is scheduled to debut in 2018 on Netflix.