Netflix's hit sci-fi series Lost in Space, a reboot of the acclaimed 1960s Irwin Allen television classic, won't just be continuing with its recently announced second season. Thanks to Legendary Comics, along with writers Richard Dinnick (Doctor Who; Thunderbirds) and Brian Buccellato (Detective Comics; The Flash) and artist Zid (Skull Island: Birth of Kong; Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead), the story will also continue in the form of a four-part graphic novel expansion titled Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger.
“At Legendary Comics, we love the new television series, so we couldn’t be more excited to expand the world of show with previously untold comic book adventures,” Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics Robert Napton said in a statement. “There are some surprises in store we think fans will love.”
"What is exciting about comic books is that they are not limited by budget—only by the imagination,” Executive Producers Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni added. “This ‘Lost in Space’ comic is no exception. Legendary Comics has outdone themselves this time."
The reimagining of the aforementioned 1960s series debuted on the streaming service in April to largely positive reviews and an impressive audience, with Nielsen estimating 6.3 million viewers in its first three days. That’s better than either Marvel’s The Defenders or Black Mirror.
Here is the official synopsis for Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger:
Thirty years in the future, en route to a distant colony, the Robinson family finds itself thrown off-course when their ship crash-lands on a mysterious and dangerous planet. On this strange new world, they encounter a hostile environment and an enigmatic alien robot. In order to survive, the Robinson family must rely on their training, and they’ll discover that no matter how lost they are, their family is their home. The new graphic series offers readers the chance to explore new missions, not aired on television, as our heroes struggle to survive in an unknown world full of new creatures, unexpected visitors, and new danger.
The first volume of Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, by Richard Dinnick, Brian Buccellato and Zid, arrives October 2018.