Beating out multiple bidders for the series, Netflix will develop the show in-house and plans to have it ready for streaming by 2018. The basic premise of the program will hew closely to that of the original 1960’s series:
The 1965 series, set three decades into the future (1997), revolved around an attempt by the U.S. to colonize deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a 5 1/2-year journey to another planet. But an enemy agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotages the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become lost in space. Above, watch the show’s opening credits to the theme music by John Williams, who would go on to score the biggest space opera of all time, the Star Wars movie franchise.
The original series aired on CBS for three seasons and ended its run after 83 episodes over a combination of softening ratings and rising costs. It was produced by 20th Century Fox, which continues to syndicate the existing episodes but does not hold rights or have any underlying ownership in the franchise.
Lost in Space marked its 50th anniversary last year with release of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray Disc, featuring all 83 episodes digitally remastered.
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