It seems that the trend of rebooting prominent TV series and movies is running high in Hollywood these days. In the recent development, Netflix has confirmed that it will be remaking the popular sci-fi series "Lost in Space" of the 1960s.
According to Comic Book, Netflix won the rights to the franchise last year against several other bidders. The website states that Netflix has given a 10-episode order to the reboot. Though the exact air date has not been revealed yet, the "Lost in Space" remake is expected to premiere in 2018.
The new version will be based on Irwin Allen's 1965 series. Fans would be delighted to know that it will follow the sequence of the original story. Similar to the first series, the show will highlight the life and adventures of the Robinson family as they stumble upon an alien world after an unforeseen detour during their journey.
The synopsis of the original "Lost in Space," by Comic Book, reads:
"Allen's show, which was set in the then super futuristic world of 1997, followed the family as they were sent by the U.S. to visit uncharted space territories. However, when the nefarious Dr. Zachary Smith intentionally botches their journey, the family is sent veering off into deep space and must struggle to stick together."
Comic Book has also stated that Netflix will be doing its best to keep the original show's humour and spirit intact. Cindy Holland, the Vice President of Netflix Original Content, said: "The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience. The current creative team's re-imagining 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."
Written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, "Lost in Space" will feature Zach Estrin and Kevin Burns as executive producers. Neil Marshall of "The Descent" fame will direct several episodes of the series.