Last year, Netflix ordered a remake of "Lost In Space" straight to series with ten episodes set to premiere in 2018. The new show will retell the story of the Robinsons from the original show that ran from 1965 to 1968, with a film remake in 1998. The show celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. "Lost in Space" will focus on the Robinson family as they find themselves light years from home, and the only way to survive alien threats is to band together.

'Lost in Space' cast announcements

"Falling Skies" actress Taylor Russell will be portraying the character of Judy, the youngest Robinson daughter.

Molly Parker takes over the role of Maureen Robinson, which was portrayed by June Lockhart in the original series. The father and commander of the mission, John Robinson will be played by Toby Stephens ("Black Sails"). In the role of the youngest child and only son, Will, is Maxwell Jenkins. Mina Sundwall will star as Penny Robinson, the oldest of the Robinson siblings. The role of sinister and often villainous, Dr. Smith will be portrayed by actress Parker Posey. The most recent casting announcement is Raza Jaffrey who will recur as Victor, an arrogant politician who fears that everyone will discover that he's not good enough. "Lost in Space" will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with Zack Estrin in place as showrunner.

What to expect in the remake

The remake will take a modern twist on the Robinson family, and has been described by Toby Stephens as "clever." The original "Lost in Space" is charming and innocent, but the remake will take a darker approach. Though, Netflix has assured that the new series will blend science fiction family drama with comedy, in a similar vein as the original show.

Netflix has described the show as a survival story for the ages, and both a science fiction adventure and a family drama. The plot will center around the Robinson family as they find themselves in an alien environment, as well as facing their own personal demons. Other details have yet to be released.

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