Toby Stephens Joins The Cast Of Lost In Space
Known for his work on Black Sails, Stephens will play John Robinson in the streaming service’s in-house production. Robinson, of course, is remembered by fans of the show as the main character and patriarch of the stranded Robinson family, portrayed by Guy Williams in the original series and by William Hurt in the 1998 film adaptation.
Also slated to join the production is Maxwell Jenkins, who will play young Will Robinson in Netflix’s version of the classic science fiction program:
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.
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