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Lost in Space achieves liftoff for second season at Netflix

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May 14, 2018

The Robinson Family won't be returning to Earth anytime soon because Lost in Space has been renewed for a second season at Netflix, the streaming service confirmed on Twitter today via the show's official account.

"More Danger, Will Robinson. Lost in Space Season 2 is coming," reads the short tweet.

A modern day reboot of the classic 1960s sci-fi series, the show debuted last month to generally positive reviews. Ratings were also solid with 6.3 million people "tuning in" for the April 13 debut and staying on for an average binge time of 2.5 hours. Out of the 6.3 million, 1.3 million viewers watched all 10 episodes in the span of a three-day period. 

Just three days after Lost in Space dropped on Netflix, co-developer Matt Sazama revealed that the writing staff was already working on new scripts in the hope that the series would be renewed.  

"We've had a lot of thoughts about it, and hopefully, if everyone watches it, we'll get to see more adventures of the Robinsons, because we do have some crazy stuff planned out that we really hope we get to film," Sazama said. 

One of the unforeseen outcomes of the reboot was fans falling in love with the robot. Apparently, people find the somewhat scary machine attractive and Netflix thinks those people might need help. In any case, the character's design was vastly changed from the original show because they wanted it to be a more dynamic part of the show. To do that, they had to make the robot more humanoid, instead of one that gets around on tire treads and flails its arms around. 

"We were very interested in the robot being adaptable and actually transforming as a character to reflect Will," said co-developer Burk Sharpless. ""We were very interested in the robot being adaptable and actually transforming as a character to reflect Will." 

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