Netflix is Remaking the Cult Classic Series ‘Lost in Space’


If the surprisingly huge success of Fuller House, Netflix’s Full House reboot, is any indication, viewers will turn up in spades for a new version of an old, beloved series (I’m waiting with baited breath, Gilmore Girls!). As Deadline reports, the next series to get the Netflix-remake treatment is the cult classic Lost in Space, a deliciously cheesy sci-fi series created by “Master of Disaster” Irwin Allen that originally aired on CBS between 1965 and 1968. (Fun fact: The first season was shot in black and white.)

Like the original, Netflix’s Lost in Space will center on the Robinson family, intrepid explorers who find themselves, you know, lost in space, stranded lightyears from their destination. Co-executive producer Kevin Burns has been trying to get a remake going for years, working with Allen’s widow, Sheila Matthews Allen, until she died in 2013; attempts in the early-to-mid 2000s to get the project off the ground first at NBC, then the WB, both failed to reach their destinations. The Netflix version is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.