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Netflix's Lost in Space team already has ideas for a 'wild' Season 2

04.16.2018

Netflix's LOST IN SPACE has only just premiered, though the team behind the reboot of the classic ’60s interstellar drama are already gathering ideas for a second season. Recently, LOST IN SPACE star Molly Parker was enjoying a trip to Disneyland with her 11-year-old son, while accompanied by series co-creator Burk Sharpless and 12-year-old Maxwell Jenkins (who plays her on-screen child Will Robinson). Before long, the kids began pitching ideas for the events of the second season to an open-minded Sharpless.

“The boys were actually telling [Sharpless] what they thought the second season should be, and it was all complicated monsters and complicated situations,” Parker remarked to IndieWire. “So, we’ll see. I’ll be very interested if any of those ideas end up in the second season.” To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if some of those ideas were rock solid, as a child's imagination is capable of dreaming up plenty of over-the-top fantasy scenarios. Hell, when I was a child, I used to imagine that my bookcase was the Ninja Turtle lair. I would arrange the books in a myriad of ways, constructing cool sleeping quarters and chill spots.

When asked about what might come next for the Robinsons, a family that escaped their ill-fated Earth in search of new place to call home, Toby Stevens, who stars as John Robinson on the new sci-fi series, told IndieWire: “I know they are working on ideas and stuff. But nothing concrete. When we were filming the season, obviously we all were kind of shooting ideas around about what could happen next. But the great thing about this is you’re lost in space. Anything could happen. I mean, literally, anything could happen.”

This is when LOST IN SPACE co-creator Matt Sazama added that “There are some disagreements about the producers of whether they should ever get to their destination of Alpha Centauri, the colony there. But I will say, just for myself, I think even if they were to get to their final destination, they would realize that part of this idea —where is home? — they would learn that if you’re with your family, you’re always at home. So that whether they reach their destination or not really is beside the point, because they’ve sort of been there all along.”

Sharpless then added to his creative partner's remarks, saying that “It’s a ‘Wizard of Oz’ way of looking at things, but we feel like the show is about a family. And what does that mean? The journey matters a lot more than the destination.”

While producer disagreements can certainly place a halt on the development of an additional season for any television series, Sazama wants fans of the show to know that, regardless of the program not having been picked up for a second season just yet, that the writers are working on it. “We are working on scripts and hoping that if we get a green light we’re ready to go,” Sazama reports. “We’ve had a lot of thoughts about it, and hopefully, if everyone watches it, we’ll get to see more adventures of the Robinsons, because we do have some crazy stuff planned out that we really hope we get to film.”

Sharpless then enthusiastically interjected by saying: “Yeah, Season 2 is wild, so hopefully it can happen.”

Have you taken any time to check out LOST IN SPACE on Netflix? I just watched the first two episodes this past weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed them. With any luck, the creative team behind Netflix's new series will have the opportunity to travel to any part of the galaxy they wish, when and if the show is greenlit for another venture into the unknown. 

Source: IndieWire

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