— Lost In Space on Netflix (@lostinspacetv) March 9, 2020
Netflix has announced that its rebooted Lost in Space series will be getting a third, and final, season next year. The show was originally envisioned as a sort of trilogy and will be concluding the Robinson family’s journey to Alpha Centauri in some kind of fashion.
Speaking to Deadline, executive producer and showrunner Zack Estrin said, “From the beginning, we’ve always viewed this particular story of The Robinsons as a trilogy. A three-part epic family adventure with a clear beginning, middle and end. It’s also worth noting that, with what these characters go through just trying to survive each episode — if anyone deserves to catch their breath before their next mission — it’s Will, Penny, Judy, Maureen, John, Don West, Dr. Smith… and The Robot.”
The decision to end the show might come as a surprise to many. When Lost in Space originally premiered in 2018, it quickly climbed the ranks of Netflix’s most popular shows. The second season didn’t prove to be quite as lucrative, but fans were pleased and everything seemed to be going smoothly. This shift in direction seems to be driven more by creative freedom, which is honestly how every series should go.