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Legendary TV Rebooting 'Lost in Space'

Legendary TV is developing a reboot of Lost in Space, the 1960s sci-fi series created by prolific genre producer Irwin Allen.

According to Deadline, Dracula Unborn screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless been hired to pen the project and executive produce alongside Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, who holds the rights to the property.

Airing for three seasons, from 1965 to 1968 on CBS, Lost in Space 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, shifting the focus to precocious young Will Robinson (Billy Mumy), The Robot and Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris).

Lost in Space was adapted in 1998 as a film starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc and Jared Harris.

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