Netflix Finalizes Cast Itll Strand in Space for Lost in Space Reboot

first_img 8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Old Sci-Fi FlicksGEEK PICK: GEEKY VINYL SALE Stay on target Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot is getting set to launch after the final member of its primary crew was cast.The classic TV series–which ran from 1965-1968–follows the adventures of the Robinson family, who are on a colonization mission into deep space when their ship gets unexpectedly sabotaged, knocking it into uncharted territory. The reboot will follow the same basic structure, with a tight-knit main cast, most of whom are a part of the core family.The final cast is as follows: Toby Stephens (Black Sails),will play father and astrophysicist John Robinson. Molly Parker (Deadwood) will be wife and aerospace engineer Maureen Robinson. The kids will be played by Taylor Russell as Judy, Mina Sundwall as Penny, and Max Jenkins as Will.Also, the cast also includes two non-related members. Parker Posey will be playing gender-bent Dr. Smith, and Ignacio Serricchio will be Don West. Dr. Smith is a surgeon who is responsible for the Robinson family’s ship getting sent off course. West is the pilot in the original series. According to Deadline, he’ll be “a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons, the family he never thought he would find.”The story in the old TV show was supposed to take place in 1997–30 years in the future from the audience watching it. Obviously, we aren’t even close to traveling to deep space yet, but if you remember, we did get a feature film in 1998, which starred Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, and Gary Oldman. That’s sort of close.There have been attempts to resurrect the property before. In 1972, ABC attempted to reboot it as a cartoon and in 2003, a version of the show wasn’t picked up by the WB. Since the original show’s abrupt cancellation basically stranded the Robinson family in deep space forever, there have been comics and novels that have attempted to continue the story.So maybe we’ll finally see the end of their journey in the Netflix series. Or maybe, after decades of being lost in space (get it), it’s not worth it to see how it’ll all conclude.The series is expected to be ten episodes and will premiere sometime in 2018.last_img

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