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Old 06-29-16, 05:53 PM
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Lost in Space remake ordered to series by Netflix for 2018

http://deadline.com/2016/06/lost-in-...ix-1201780931/

I hear Netflix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Lost In Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV and Applebox. The internet network landed the project for development in November in a competitive situation, with multiple bidders. It is eyed for a premiere in 2018.

The new Lost In Space takes its cues from the original series, centering around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. It was written by feature scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) who executive produce with Zack Estrin (Once Upon a Time), who has come aboard as showrunner, Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall will serve as producing director and direct several episodes of the series.

“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 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,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

Lost In Space has been a long-time passion project for Burns, founder and president of unscripted production company Prometheus (Kendra, The Curse of Oak Island). In 1999, Burns, along with Jashni, formed Synthesis Entertainment, aimed at bringing new life to Allen’s creations with remakes and sequel projects. The company first tried reviving Lost In Space at NBC as a telefilm, but that project went away following the death of original co-star Jonathan Harris. During the 2003-04 season, a reboot of the series landed at the WB in a bidding war, where it went to pilot written by Doug Petrie and directed by John Woo but was not picked up to series. Meanwhile, a feature adaptation was released in 1998, written by Akiva Goldsman and directed by Stephen Hopkins. Burns had been working closely with Irwin’s widow, Sheila Matthews Allen, and since her death in 2013, he has been solely spearheading Synthesis’ efforts.

When Jashni was president and chief creative officer at Legendary, he and Burns re-teamed in their efforts to launch a Lost In Space series, first when Legendary TV was pod at Warner Bros. TV and later when the company launched as independent. The project gained momentum in 2014 when Sazama and Sharpless were attached as writers, with Marshall and Helwig coming on board as part of their first-look deal with Legendary TV. The four worked on the pitch that was taken out, landing at Netflix last November. (Jashni left Legendary in February and will now exec produce through Synthesis.)

At Netflix, Lost In Space is believed to be part of a push in the arena of big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment led by Brian Wright.

The 1965 series, set three decades into the future (1997), revolved around an attempt by the U.S. to colonize deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a 5 1/2-year journey to another planet. But an enemy agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotages the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become lost in space. Above, watch the show’s opening credits to the theme music by John Williams, who would go on to score the biggest space opera of all time, the Star Wars movie franchise.

The original series aired on CBS for three seasons and ended its run after 83 episodes over a combination of softening ratings and rising costs. It was produced by 20th Century Fox, which continues to syndicate the existing episodes but does not hold rights or have any underlying ownership in the franchise.

Lost In Space marked its 50th anniversary last year with release of Irwin Allen’s Lost In Space: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray Disc, featuring all 83 episodes digitally remastered.

Helwig is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman. Marshall is repped by WME and David Gardner at Principato Young.
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Re: Lost in Space remake ordered to series by Netflix for 2018

http://deadline.com/2016/09/toby-ste...rs-1201823340/

Toby Stephens (Flint from Black Sails) will play the father John Robinson




http://deadline.com/2016/09/lost-in-...on-1201821469/

Taylor Russell from Falling Skies will play the daughter Judy Robinson


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Re: Lost in Space remake ordered to series by Netflix for 2018

I don't think I've ever had heard of the original, but the premise is interesting and Toby Stephens has done wonderfully on Black Sails, so I'll put this on my list to check out whenever it finally does premiere.
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Koby, you've never heard of the original Lost in Space? Can I ask how old you are?
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I actually kinda really liked the movie with Matt LeBlanc.
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Re: Lost in Space remake ordered to series by Netflix for 2018

Originally Posted by Koby
I don't think I've ever had heard of the original, but the premise is interesting and Toby Stephens has done wonderfully on Black Sails, so I'll put this on my list to check out whenever it finally does premiere.
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I'm intrigued by this idea ... I hope they go dark and gritty.

Nobody losing their shit over another Johnny Storm situation?
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Koby, you've never heard of the original Lost in Space? Can I ask how old you are?
27. Born in 1989. =)

My dad was born in 1965, same year it premiered. My grandma says she saw some of it though.

TBH I haven't seen a whole lot of stuff that is older than 1980 outside of Westerns, Star Wars, and animation, etc...
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http://deadline.com/2016/09/molly-pa...ns-1201827718/

Molly Parker was cast as the Mom. Maureen Robinson.




She's probably best known for her work on Deadwood. She was also in House of Cards.
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The original show started out a bit serious in the first few episodes if i remember correctly, but then dissolved into being over the top. Its a great idea and i think this show has the potential to be really great. Looking forward to seeing what comes of it.
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Are they bringing back Robbie the Robot?
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How did 2 white people have a mixed race daughter? Adoption?
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Are they bringing back Robbie the Robot?
I was going to say you're thinking of the wrong robot, but you must be refering to Robbie's guest appearance in the "War of the Robots" episode.
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Show wasn't good, movie wasn't good, who needs it?
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The original show started out a bit serious in the first few episodes if i remember correctly, but then dissolved into being over the top. Its a great idea and i think this show has the potential to be really great. Looking forward to seeing what comes of it.
The first five or six episodes are the original unaired pilot padded out with new footage. Once they get past that point is when the silliness starts. Exception, The 2 part Keeper episode which is as good as the early episodes.
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I was going to say you're thinking of the wrong robot, but you must be refering to Robbie's guest appearance in the "War of the Robots" episode.


To the left is Robbie the Robot of Forbidden Planet fame. Also used in multiple TV cameos back when they didn't care what happened with this stuff after the movie was made.

To the right is B-9, voiced by Dick Tufeld. it was simply called "Robot" on the show.

The thing in the middle is a non-HD, non-LCD, non-progressive scan, no remote control available, and quite possibly not even color television
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There's plenty of potential in the concept, the movie briefly touched on some of it. They'll have a narrow path to walk though, with wanting to be serious to be accepted by modern audiences but still have lighthearted moments to keep the old audience. Or they could just do what BSG did and leave the old audience behind (for the better).
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Episode 1: Judy Robinson learns she was adopted.
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It's an interesting concept but I'm curious what kind of direction they are going to take it. Is it going to be serious like the movie, or stick to the original's light, campy style.
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Re: Lost in Space remake ordered to series by Netflix for 2018

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It's an interesting concept but I'm curious what kind of direction they are going to take it. Is it going to be serious like the movie, or stick to the original's light, campy style.
I really doubt it's going to have a campy tone, especially after casting an actor like Toby Stephens.
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Robot/Human Sex? That's a show...
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Originally Posted by wmansir
It's an interesting concept but I'm curious what kind of direction they are going to take it. Is it going to be serious like the movie, or stick to the original's light, campy style.
The first half of the first season was serious. I hope that's what they're shooting for.
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1) Would be awesome if Netflix also nabbed the original series post-restoration.

2) I wonder how Dr Smith will be portrayed.
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This will live or die based on the casting of Dr. Smith.
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