Casting continues, even at a bit of a slow pace, for the new Lost In Space series planned for Netflix as Ignacio Serricchio has been chosen to take on the role of Don West.
In the original 1960s series, West was the military pilot of the Jupiter 2, the ship the Robinson family take and get lost in. He’s also an adversary for Dr. Smith, the only other non-family member on-board (and who will be played in the reboot by Parker Posey).
Serricchio most recently appeared on Bones as Rodolfo Fuentes, and also appeared on Zoe Ever After, Witches of East End and The Young & the Restless. He earned his first credits in a guest-starring role on Fox’s House before landing a regular role on General Hospital. He joined Young & the Restless in 2012, appearing in more than 70 episodes.
The original role of Don West was played by Mark Goddard, who celebrated his 80th birthday in July. Serricchio, according to Deadline, joins Posey, Toby Stephens and Molly Parker in the series so far.
The new Lost In Space, slated for a 2018 premiere, takes its cues from the original series, centering on the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment, and also their own personal demons.
The premiere episode was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The entire production is being managed by Zack Estrin, best known for his work in Prison Break, No Ordinary Family and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
Netflix has yet to set a release date for the series, but it’s expected in 2018.
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