Lost in Space will return for a third and final season at Netflix. The streaming service announced the news on Monday and stated the series will return in 2021.
When we last saw the Robinson family at the end of season two, they were hurtling towards yet another unknown mystery. A mystery that is probably dangerous, because let’s face it, the Robinsons always find (and survive!) intense situations. They believed they were finally making it to Alpha Centauri. That’s the colony the family’s been trying to reach since the beginning of the series. Lost in Space is set 30 years in the future, in a world where space colonization is a reality. Alas, the Space Family Robinson tracked a signal leading to a lost ship from Earth instead of the colony.
Perhaps season three will see the intrepid explorers make it to the lauded Alpha Centauri. And hopefully they’ll have Robot by their side.
The Netflix original, produced by Legendary Television, has been embraced by fans. Its modern reimagining of the classic Lost in Space series from the 1960s puts the Robinsons in near-constant peril. The show brought back Robot with a fresh design. Known for saying “Danger, Will Robinson,” the Robot sparked numerous thirst tweets in the first season. No, really.
Robot and all the characters from the Robinsons, to Dr. Smith, to Don West have gone on journeys beyond navigating space. The life-endangering situations they found themselves in over and over undoubtedly contributed to their development. Those situations also probably honed their stress response system to absolute perfection. However, all good things must come to an end. Executive producer and showrunner Zack Estrin shares in a statement that it’s time to bring those personal journeys to a close:
“From the beginning, we’ve always viewed this particular story of The Robinsons as a trilogy. A three part epic family adventure with a clear beginning, middle and end. It’s also worth noting that, with what these characters go through just trying to survive each episode—if anyone deserves to catch their breath before their next mission it’s Will, Penny, Judy, Maureen, John, Don West, Dr. Smith… and The Robot. And, of course, Debbie the Chicken. So while this chapter of Lost in Space is coming to a rousing conclusion, I’m excited about continuing to explore new stories with my friends at Netflix, and for all of the incredible possibilities that lie ahead.”
If any harm befalls Debbie the Chicken, I swear…
As noted in his statement, Estrin also agreed to enter a multi-year overall deal to produce new series exclusively at Netflix.
Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens (John Robinson), Molly Parker (Maureen Robinson), Maxwell Jenkins (Will Robinson), Mina Sundwall (Penny Robinson), Taylor Russell (Judy Robinson), Ignacio Serricchio (Don West), and Parker Posey (Dr. Smith).
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