Posted Wed Nov 23, 2016 at 06:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
"Danger, Will Robinson!" Another new cast member has been revealed for the upcoming show.
Netflix has announced the latest casting addition for its new 'Lost in Space' series. According to Deadline, actress Parker Posey is set to play Dr. Smith. The role was previously played by Jonathan Harris in the original 1960s TV series and by Gary Oldman in the 1998 film.
The show centers around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.
In addition to Parker Posey, Toby Stephens ('Black Sails') is set star as John Robinson, patriarch of the Robinson family. In addition, Taylor Russell ('Falling Skies') will play the family's oldest daughter, Judy Robinson, and Maxwell Jenkins ('Sense8') has been cast as her younger brother, Will Robinson.
'Lost in Space' is being developed by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless ('Dracula Untold,' 'Last Witch Hunter'). Zack Estrin ('Prison Break') is on board as showrunner. Likewise, Neil Marshall is on board to direct several episodes. While an exact release date has not been announced, the 10 episode first season of the show is set to debut worldwide exclusively through Netflix in 2018.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' on November 25, '3%' on November 25, 'Fuller House' season two on December 9, 'Barry' on December 16, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' on January 13, 'David Brent: Life on the Road' on February 10, and 'Iron Fist' on March 17.
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