Raza Jaffrey Joins the LOST IN SPACE Remake

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 31 March 2017

TV News

The upcoming Lost in Space remake has brought in another new cast member in the form of Raza Jaffrey.

As per Deadline, the Code Black and Homeland actor has landed the recurring role of Victor in the 2018 Netflix series. The character is officially described as, “Well groomed, educated and officious, with a sense of entitlement, Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he’ll one day be found out – that he isn’t quite good enough.”

Already on board for this new take on an old favourite are Toby Stephens as John Robinson, Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson, Max Jenkins as Will Robinson, and Parker Posey as a new take on the villain of the piece, Dr. Smith.

This new take on a sci-fi classic will arrive on Netflix next year, 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, totalling 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, Mimi Rogers, Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt and Heather Graham.

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