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Netflix Is Rebooting The Sci-fi Classic Lost in Space
Coming to the small screen in 2018

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Netflix is officially rebooting the 60’s sci-fi classic Lost in Space. The streaming media company recently announced that it has picked up the show for a 10-episode first season, which is expected to stream worldwide starting in 2018. The series will be reimagined by writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, whose credits include Dracula Untold and Last Witch Hunter. Zack Estrin of Prison Break will serve as the series showrunner.

Created by Irwin Allen, the original “Lost in Space” aired for three seasons on CBS from 1965 to 1968. The official statement from Netflix described the reboot as: “Taking its cues from the original series, the show centers 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. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.”

“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.” Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content

Of course this isn’t the first time Lost in Space has been rebooted. In 1998, New Line Cinema produced a feature film that was critically panned by both critics and audiences. And in 2003, The WB commissioned a pilot directed by John Woo that failed to be picked up for a full series order. I have to say that the idea of a reboot on Netflix is very appealing to me. I grew up watching reruns of the original series and am probably one of the few that actually enjoyed the 1998 film despite the derision from critics. It’s going to be interesting to see how Netflix will reimagine the series for modern audiences. If you’re interested in watching the original, you can stream the entire series on Hulu.

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Will Mendez
Wilson is one of our very talented writers here on the Xyphur who enjoys writing what he’s most passionate about, nostalgia. His writing is reflective of his experiences as well as providing a narrative to the pop culture that molded him. He’s definitely a child of the 80’s who still proudly enjoys television, film and video games from that era. Maybe a little too much. In his free time he likes to exercise, draw, play video games and binge watch anything on Hulu or Netflix.

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