Netflix's LOST IN SPACE Casts Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 19 September 2016

TV News

Remember that new Lost in Spaces series that Netflix was looking to put together? Well the show has found its first cast member.

TVLine is reporting that Falling Skies’ Taylor Russell will be playing Judy Robinson in the series. Marta Kristen played the role of the daughter of the Robinson clan in the original show, with Heather Graham taking on the part for the 1998 Lost in Space movie.

This new take on an old favourite will arrive on Netflix in 2018, with the first season to be made up of ten one-hour episodes. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are on writing duties, with Prison Break’s Zack Estrin serving as showrunner. Genre fave Neil Marshall, best known for the likes of The Descent and Dog Soldiers, is on board to direct several episodes of the series. The new show is being described as “a survival story for the ages”.

As for the original Lost in Space, that series debuted back in 1965, focussing on the Robinson family’s adventures in space after they were left stranded thanks to some no-good shenanigans from Dr. Zachary Smith. The show ran for three seasons, totaling eighty-five episodes. Following that came a doomed ‘70s cartoon show and an attempted 2003 live-action series from John Woo, and of course there was the aforementioned 1998 movie that starred Gary Oldman, Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt and Heather Graham.

Expect to hear a lot more on Lost in Space over the next few months as the rest of the show’s cast start to come together.

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