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LOST IN SPACE: Parker Posey To Play Dr. Smith [Netflix]

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Parker Posey Joins The Cast Of Netflix’s Lost In Space

MascotsParker Posey will star in Netflix‘s upcoming reboot of Lost in Space as the villainous Dr Smith.

The role, of course, was originated by Jonathan Harris in the original program and portrayed on the big screen by Academy Award-nominee Gary Oldman in the 1998 film adaptation. Posey’s casting marks the first time that Smith will be portrayed as a woman, contributing to curiosity about how Netflix will interpret the series:

The new Lost in Space series is being reimagined by the feature writing team of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning. The plan is for the new Lost in Space to take its cues from the original series. As such, it will center around the Robinson family, who are forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, the new Lost in Space is officially described as being “a survival story for the ages.”

Created by Irwin Allen, the original Lost in Space premiered on CBS in 1965 and went on to last for three seasons and 85 episodes.

Leave your thoughts on Parker Posey being set to play Doctor Smith in Netflix’s upcoming reboot of the classic science fiction series (via Comingsoon.net) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. The first season of the new Lost in Space series is set to stream on Netflix sometime in 2018.

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