Lost in Space co-creators working on second season before it's even greenlit

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Apr 16, 2018

Although the new Lost in Space reboot only just premiered on Netflix, and the producers haven't even been given the green light for the second season yet, the showrunners are already hard at work writing scripts for a possible return. In an interview with IndieWire, the co-creators of the new show based on the 1960s classic admitted that they're writing the second season even though the higher-ups at Netflix have not yet given them the go-ahead.

"We are working on scripts and hoping that if we get a green light we're ready to go," said co-creator Matt Sazama. "We've had a lot of thoughts about it, and hopefully, if everyone watches it, we'll get to se more adventures of the Robinsons, because we do have some crazy stuff planned out that we really hope we get to film."

Fellow co-creator Burk Sharpless said: "Season 2 is wild, so hopefully it can happen," adding that the world-building for their version of Lost in Space is "pretty well worked out." 

So, it's good to hear that, should Lost in Space get the green light for a second season, its creators are clearly already on top of it. 

This new version of the story breaks from the campiness of the original TV series and the, uh, "90s spin" of the 1998 movie. In this incarnation, which stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, and Parker Posey, a spaceship (the Jupiter 2) that's part of a colonizing convoy is attacked, which forces the ship's escape pods to detach and land on an uncharted planet.

Even without the camp, this new incarnation of the series, which stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey, still follows the core premise of a family of space explorers who wind up marooned on an uncharted planet. In other words, despite the gritty and realistic look and vibe, it's still Swiss Family Robinson—In Space. 

The first season of Lost in Space is currently streaming on Netflix. 

(Via IndieWire)

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