A Lost in Space revival has been announced to be heading to Netflix in 2018, more than 50 years after the original series began in 1965. The series will be “epic but grounded” and focus on a family lost in an alien universe. This isn’t the first attempt at revival of the popular cult classic. The first was pitched in 1995, and another in 2003. In 1998, a movie was made with the same premise but the writers always wanted to return to the small screen. Netflix won the bidding, adding it to its roster of original series that have been continually impressive over the last few years with successful shows like Orange is the New Black, Daredevil and even another revival type attempt with Arrested Development.
Netflix seems to be the new heavyweight network in media now. With an entire season picked up at once, it is likely comforting to the writers and creators to be able to at least finish their story without fear of cancellation. This isn’t the first revival that Netflix has secured, with the scheduled Gilmore Girls movie series set to come out sometime within the next year, they have proven that sometimes bringing back something well loved is a smart choice.
The question now is, what is next? What other shows from the past will make its triumphant return on the streaming platform? Here is a short list that we feel would make a good fit and are due for a come back.
4 Comebacks That Could Spawn From the Lost in Space Revival
Gilligan’s Island featured so many memorable characters, from Gilligan to the Professor, Ginger to Mary-Anne; each one was unique and different. It would be nice to have another comedy style show about a group of people stranded on an island, one without mysterious monsters you can’t see and scary “others”. It would also be nice to see most of these shows cast with a little more diversity than the originals.
- The Skipper – Bill Murray
- Gilligan – Donald Glover
- Ginger – Beyoncé
- Mary-Anne – Emma Stone
I Dream of Jeannie
For this reboot, why not do some gender swapping? Have a male genie with a woman who discovers him. Turn the show on its head a bit. It’s a fun show with a goofy premise, so why not have a little fun with it?
- Jeannie (turned into a male Genie) – Chris Evans
- Captain Tony (Turned into a female Antonia) – Rashida Jones
We need another series of this adorable witch and her family, a little bit more modern, maybe with some more diversity.
- Samantha – Anna Kendrick
- Darrin – Samira Wiley
- Endora – Meryl Streep
The giant plastic looking dinosaurs seemed like a ridiculous premise, but it was a sweet little show that both kids and grown-ups loved. While they could easily make a cartoon with similar characters, part of the charm was the way it was done. All you need is some new voices. If they can give us a new “Danger Will Robinson” Robot in the Lost in Space Revival, why can’t we have a new crazy baby dinosaur?
- Earl – Nick Offerman
- Fran – Megan Mullally
- Robbie – Aziz Anzari
- Charlene – Miley Cyrus
- Baby – Ben Schwartz