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Lost In Space - Molly Parker to Star in Netflix Series



House of Cards‘ Molly Parker is set as the female lead opposite Toby Stephens in Lost in Space, Netflix’s remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV.

The new Lost in Space, slated for a 2018 premiere, takes its cues from the original series, centering on 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.

Parker will play Maureen Robinson, the role played by June Lockhart in the original TV series, a fearless and brilliant aerospace engineer who makes the decision to bring her family to space for a chance at a new life on a better world. Stephens plays the dad, astrophysicist John Robinson, the expedition commander. Also previously cast are Maxwell Jenkins who plays Will, the youngest Robinson child, and Taylor Russell, who portrays the Robinsons’ eldest daughter, Judy.

Lost in Space was written by feature scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold). They executive produce with Zack Estrin, who serves as showrunner, Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall will serve as producing director and direct several episodes of the series.
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