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Parker Posey set to star in Lost In Space remake

Parker Posey set to star in Lost In Space remake

Parker Posey is to star in the 'Lost in Space' remake.

The 48-year-old actress has signed up to Netflix's upcoming reboot, and will give a new take on the villainous Dr. Smith, who was portrayed in the original 1960s TV show by Jonathan Harris and Gary Oldman in the 1998 movie.

If the new show follows the path of the original, Parker's alter ego will prove to be a menace to the space-exploring Robinson family, who are stranded light years away from their intended destination, battling their new environment and their own problems.

As was previously announced, Toby Stephens and Molly Parker will play explorers John and Maureen Robinson, while Taylor Russell and Maxwell Jenkins are on board as their children Judy and Will.

Netflix bosses hope the 10-episode saga - which will be directed by Neil Marshall - will appeal to fans of the original 1960s series, as well attracting a new generation of viewers.

Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content, said: "The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience. The current creative team's reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world."

The series will stream on Netflix from 2018.