"Lost in Space" Headed to Netflix

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Lost in Space, the legendary TV sci-fi classic is headed to Netflix. The streaming service won a hard-fought bidding war to get the rights to the series that ran from 1965-1968.

The Netflix reboot of Lost in Space will feature the Robinson family, as in the original, along with Dr. Smith and "the Robot," in their adventures and they try to find their way back to earth.

Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the series. Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall will direct the pilot.

Lost in Space was rebooted as a feature film in 1998, starring William Hurt, Gary Oldman, and Matt LeBlanc. It was a flop.

Netflix has been quite successful at rebooting popular TV series. Fuller House--the reboot of the popular Full House--is set to air in 2016.

The original series starred Guy Williams as Dr. John Robinson, June Lockhart as his wife, Dr. Maureen Robinson, Mark Goddard and Major Don West, Marta Kristen as Judy Robinson, Angela Cartright as Penny Robinson, Billy Mumy as Will Robinson, and Jonathan Harris as Dr. Zachary Smith.

Were you a Lost in Space fan in the 1960s? Is there enough enthusiasm around to bring it back 50 years later?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.