Netflix has yet taken an additional measure at becoming the king of television as the streaming service announced they have landed the rights to a television series remake of Lost in Space, which they are currently putting into production.
Netflix was within a heated bid war over the sci-fi cult television classic prior to landing the project, according to a report at Deadline. Netflix stated that they have placed feature writers Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) and Matt Sazama on the project, with legendary television’s Neil Marshall predicted to direct the series.
The 1965 television series was set 30 years into the future, as well as centered around an attempt by the United States to colonize deep space by sending one family upon a 5 1/2-year exploration to an additional planet. An enemy agent will sabotage the mission, and take the ship off course, thereby becoming lost in space.
The remake series Lost in Space originally was attempted by NBC as a telefilm, prior to being rebooted as a WB series, in which it received the pilot treatment which was directed by John Woo. It did not receive a series order, unfortunately.
We always are on the lookout for brand new sci-fi television series to view, of course, and had the television series been won by a broadcast network, we may not be as interested. But, the truth that Netflix picked the series up might mean the series may take a somewhat darker tone.