There will be another launch into space on Netflix from Vancouver.
The American-based streaming giant has announced that it will renew its hit, family-friendly sci-fi drama Lost In Space, which released its inaugural 10-episode season about a month ago. Production for the series’ second season is expected to return to the city.
With a budget of $80 million, the Vancouver-filmed series’ first season was one of the company’s most expensive productions to date. It is a re-imagining of the original 1960s television series, set 30 years into the future when humanity, threatened by Earth’s increasingly hostile environment, begins colonizing other planets.
But trouble greets the Robinson family onboard the interstellar ship carrying dozens of families to the new world colony, forcing many to evacuate the ship, and crash land their short-range spacecraft on a nearby planet.
BC’s South Coast was the setting for this planet. Filming locations included Howe Sound, Garibaldi Provincial Park, the North Shore mountains, and Cache Creek.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has a 69% rating with critics and a 74% rating with viewers.
Lost in Space, by Legendary Entertainment, stars Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio, and Parker Posey.
Parker, who hails from Vancouver, is also known for her recent role as House Majority Whip Jacqueline Sharp on Netflix’s House of Cards.