Is there anything Netflix can’t (or won’t) do? I’m both a little excited and bemused at news the maximum streamer is to remake Lost in Space, one of my favourite childhood memories.
Gilligan’s Island can’t be far off, starring Michael Cera as Gilligan and William Shatner as the Skipper. Hogan’s Heroes already had a sort of reboot with that dark biopic of Bob Crane a few years ago. And there’s been how many very Brady movies?
My childhood afternoons just need this one last remake to be complete. I did enjoy the Lost in Space movie adaptation a couple of years ago*, especially the bit where John Robinson looks at the shiny space blanket and is like, “Pfft. As if.”
Looking through the lens of the way-back-when machine though, I sort of wonder how close to the original series any new version would be. It was pretty lame. I suspect Netflix would be looking for something gnarlier and less kid friendly - but then if that’s the case who’s the audience? They can’t be narrow-casting to nostalgic Gen Xers alone can they?
* I admit I may have been alone in that.