Raza Jaffrey joins Netflix remake of the series Lost In Space
Raza Jaffrey (Code Black, Homeland) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming Netflix remake of the 1965 cult TV series Lost In Space, according to Deadline. The series will premiere in 2018 and will revolve, as it did in the original, around the Robinson family. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Jaffrey will play Victor. “Well groomed, educated and officious, with a sense of entitlement, Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he’ll one day be found out — that he isn’t quite good enough.”
The new series is being reimagined by the feature writing team of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning. The plan is for the new Lost in Space to take its cues from the original series. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, the new Lost in Space is officially described as being “a survival story for the ages.”
Created by Irwin Allen, the original Lost in Space premiered on CBS in 1965 and went on to last for three seasons and 85 episodes. The series focused on the intergalactic adventures of The Robinson family, who were originally sent into the stars aboard the Jupiter 2 for colonization, but the vessel was sabotaged by the backstabbing Dr. Zachary Smith, whose efforts to disrupt the trip resulted in the clan being stranded in the cosmos.
Zack Estrin serves as executive producer on the new Lost in Space alongside Sazama and Sharpless as well as Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns (The Curse of Oak Island, Ancient Aliens) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Pacific Rim) and Applebox’s Emmy-nominated director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the series.
Raza Jaffrey is known for his work on the CBS series Code Black, NBC’s Smash and season 4 of Homeland. He’ll join Toby Stephens (Black Sails) who plays John Robinson, Molly Parker (Deadwood) who plays Maureen Robinson, Taylor Russell (Down a Dark Hall) who plays Judy Robinson, Mina Sundwall (Freeheld) who plays Penny Robinson and Max Jenkins (Sense8) who plays Will Robinson. Parker Posey (Superman Returns) will also appear.
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