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Published On: Sat, Dec 31st, 2016

‘Lost on Space’ reboot casts Ignacio Serricchio as Don West

While reboots are so common, the news gets lost in the noise, the Lost in Space plans are not one of them. The Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot isn’t expected to arrive until 2018, but stays in the headlines with another casting of a primary character, this time Don West.

Deadline reports that Ignacio Serricchio will play the latest incarnation of Don West.

Played by Mark Goddard in the original ’60s television series and by the miscast Matt LeBlanc in the awful 1998 movie, Don West was originally the Robinson family’s pilot, a straight-arrow military man.

Although originally intended to be the square-jawed hero of the show, he quickly took a backseat to the treacherous Dr. Smith, young Will Robinson, and the Robot, the triumvirate who ultimately redefined the show’s campy tone and stole the spotlight on ever occasion.

Serricchio’s West won’t be a military pilot but rather “a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons the family he never thought he would find,” according to Deadline.

Serricchio was in eight recent episodes of Bones and now joins a cast that already includes Toby Stephens as John Robinson, the patriarch of the stranded family, Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, John’s wife, and Parker Posey as a gender-swapped Dr. Smith, which is the most inspired choice involved in this production so far.

Zack Estrin will serve as showrunner on the series, with The Descent and Centurion director Neil Marshall will be serving as directing producer and helming several episodes of the 10-episode first season, which certainly suggests a specific tone: dark, violent, and action-packed.

Marshall is from Game of Thrones known for their big battle episodes.

Lost in Space doesn’t have a release date yet, but we do have this official synopsis:

Taking its cues from the original series, 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.

 

 

 

 

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