The adventures of the Robinson family and their friends will soon come to an end. Netflix has announced that it is renewing its science fiction series Lost in Space for a third and final season.
Netflix launched the reboot in 2018, following the exploits of the Robinson family as they embark on a mission into deep space to help colonize a habitable world in the Alpha Centauri system. Mid-journey, the family and a number of other colonists get stranded on an alien world, where they’re forced to survive while trying to figure out a way to get off the planet.
The show’s second season began streaming back in December, following the Robinsons several months later after they crash-landed on an alien, ocean world. Showrunner Zack Estrin notes that the series was always designed to be a three-part story: “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.”
— Lost In Space (@lostinspacetv) March 9, 2020
“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. And, of course, Debbie the Chicken.”
It’ll be a little while before the series returns: Netflix says that the show is expected to premiere at some point in 2021.