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Jess O'Kane

Remember Lost in Space?

The campy '60s sci-fi series set in 1997 is a cult favorite to this day, starring the fictional Robinson family as a brood sent into space by the U.S government to colonize other planets. That is, before their mission is scuppered by a foreign spy and they end up lost in space. How's that for Cold War programing?

Despite having gone way past 1997 (and it confirming it was a bit boring by comparison), the show is slated to be rebooted by Legendary Entertainment in what's being called a "passion project."

What's making things more interesting is that Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless - the writers behind Dracula: Untold - have signed on to pen the reboot. Meaning there might be ultra-modern life in the old series yet.

Since some of the main cast have sadly passed away and many are octogenarians, it'll be interesting to see what direction Legendary takes the reboot. Assuming we'll have a completely new cast, the possibilities are endless.

Time will tell. For now, the reboot remains in the murky waters of development.

(Source: Deadline)


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