Published On: Fri, Dec 2nd, 2016

‘Lost in Space’ remake: Dr Smith goes female as Parker Posey cast for new show

Parker Posey has joined the cast of Lost In Space, Netflix’s remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV.

Posey will play Dr. Smith in the new Lost In Space based on the original CBS series, revolving around the Robinson family, which is forced to come together in a time of crisis, stranded light years from their intended destination.

During the show the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons.


Molly Parker and Toby Stephens also star in the series as Maureen and John Robinson: with Maxwell Jenkins and Taylor Russell as their children, Will and Judy. The couple’s other daughter, Penny, and Major Don West will presumably be cast soon.

Lost In Space is set for a 2018 premiere.

Posey’s recent credits include features Mascot for Christopher Guest and Netflix and Columbus for writer-director Kogonada.

She was seen this past summer in Woody Allen’s Café Society.

While the gender swap may anger some fans, others love the idea. iO9 wrote: “I cannot wait to see Parker Posey do that. I literally cannot wait, I want it right now. I hope she’s every bit the large ham that Harris was. I hope she chews as much scenery as she did as the villain in Josie and the Pussycats. It’s going to be so beautiful, you guys, I think there’s a tear in my eye.”


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