November has been a busy month for Netflix original series, with "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Master of None" and "W/ Bob and David" all debuting on the streaming platform. 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."
There have been multiple attempts to remake "Lost in Space" since the original, which aired from 1965 to 1968 on CBS. A 1998 film was a critical failure and minus box office success, and a Jon Woo-directed reboot made it to the pilot stage at The WB in 2003.