Netflix to film Lost in Space TV series in Vancouver
Netflix will film a new TV series of Lost in Space in Vancouver from this January.
Lost in Space tells the story of a family of space travellers struggling to survive on hostile worlds when their ship is thrown off course by a saboteur.
The show originally ran as a TV series in the late 1960s spanning three seasons, and the concept was resurrected as a feature in 1998 (pictured).
Filming on the new Netflix series will start in late January and run through to June with a production base at The Bridge Studios in the Burnaby district of Vancouver.
The facility offers ten sound stages and has recently hosted Star Trek Beyond and Warcraft: The Beginning.
Zack Estrin will be showrunner on the new Lost in Space and will work with feature writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content, when the project was first announced over the summer.
“The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world.”
Vancouver is a top Canadian production hub and indeed Netflix is already prolific in the city. The platform’s new sci-fi series Altered Carbon is currently filming at the recently-opened adapted space Skydance Studios through to June and a new TV adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events filmed in a separate retrofitted facility earlier this year.
The surge in demand for original content from platforms like Netflix and Amazon has increased the demand for studio space in Vancouver over the past couple of years. More than 300 television episodes filmed in the city in 2015 and overall production increased by 40% overall.
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