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In the world of TV and film, there are basically two big trends: comic book properties, and nostalgia. The longing to return to a simpler time has proven extremely popular and profitable, resulting in a myriad reboots and long awaited sequels. Netflix has certainly been cashing in on this trend, with shows like Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and new episodes of Arrested Development. The streaming service has recently brought back the beloved property Lost in Space, for a modern and dramatic retelling of the family Robinson and their intergalactic misadventures through space. That new series recently premiered in its entirety, but could a Season 2 be coming? Here's what showrunner and co-creator Matt Sazama had to say about it,
We are working on scripts and hoping that if we get a green light we're ready to go. 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.
It looks like the ideas for Lost in Space's second season are already being developed, before Netflix has even made a decision about the future of the series. The streaming service keeps its viewership famously close to the chest, so it's a total mystery around how much viewership and popularity the new Lost in Space has accrued since its debut.
Netflix's Lost in Space takes the iconic Robinson family's journey into an especially dramatic (and expensive) place. While the original series from the 1960's was cutting edge for the time, its effects obviously pale in comparison to the big budget adventure that Netflix created. In an attempt to distance itself from the original iconic original, there were plenty of creative liberties used to make the interpersonal dynamics of the characters more interesting. Dr. Smith's backstory and sex were changed, the parents were given marital problems, and there were some new characters introduced as well.
[W]e definitely have figured out some really fun stuff that I think, if we were so fortunate for the show to go more than one season, I think people would really enjoy and be interested in the science fiction world that we want to build.
It looks like Lost in Space could end up becoming Netflix's sci-fi epic, if it ends up having legs. But given the streaming service's penchant for cancelling its more expensive and less popular shows, it's all going to come down with how many folks decided to stream the new series.