It seems Netflix is working pretty hard to fill out the cast of their remake of ‘Lost in Space’ with some pretty talented actors, especially since we already know that Tobey Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins and Taylor Russell are also on board as the main members of the Robinson family. Now at last we know who will be filling the shoes of June Lockhart, who played Maureen Robinson, the fearless and brilliant aerospace engineer/ mother of the family, who spearheads the family’s adventure to go into space. It has been announced that Molly Parker (of ‘House of Cards’ fame) will be playing Maureen Robinson, which is potentially the biggest casting announcement of the show. Parker has done an exceptional job on ‘House of Cards,’ and to see her switch gears for a role with the potential for more humor and lightheartedness will be interesting to see. After her Emmy nomination for playing Jackie Sharp on ‘House of Cards,’ Parker’s next role before being ‘Lost in Space’ will be in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series ‘Goliath, as well as appearing in the films ‘American Pastoral,’ ‘Weirdos,’ and ‘ Small Crimes.’
Netflix plans on unveiling the reboot of ‘Lost in Space’ in 2018, and the series will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (‘Dracula Untold’), and the pair will also be executive producing the show alongside Zack Estrin, who will also be taking on the role of showrunner. Aside from the producers and writers, we also know that Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni (of Synthesis Entertainment) and Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig (of Legendary TV-based Applebox.Marshall) will be serving as producing directors and direct several episodes of the upcoming series.
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