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Netflix to Create 'Lost in Space' Reboot

Netflix will reboot the 1960’s sci-fi show Lost In Space in a new series to debut in 2018, said officials from the OTT service.

Much like the original, the reimagined Lost In Space will revolve around the exploits of the Robinson family after being stranded light years from their intended destination, said Netflix.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter) will serve as writers and executive producers of the series, which will be produced by Legendary TV. Kevin Burns (The Curse of Oak Island, Ancient Aliens), Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Pacific Rim), Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Marc Helwig will also serve as executive producers.

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content in a statement. “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.”

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