Netflix has given the remake of the classic '60s sci-fi TV show "Lost In Space" a 10-episode series order. "Prison Break" alum Zack Estrin will serve as showrunner on the series.
"The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience," Netflix vice president Cindy Holland told Variety. “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."
The remake is also being 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.”
"Lost In Space" originated as a TV series on CBS that lasted from 1965-1968. The original series followed the Robinson family, a crew of explorers, who were stranded in space. The franchise also spawned a critically-panned Matt LeBlanc-led film in 1998, and a Jon Woo-directed reboot that only made it to the pilot stage at The WB in 2003.
The "Lost In Space" remake hasn't been given a release date.