Netflix has announced that its Original Series Lost in Space will return to the streaming platform for its third and final season. While its premiere date is not confirmed, season 3 is expected to debut in 2021.
“From the beginning, we’ve always viewed this particular story of The Robinsons as a trilogy,” showrunner Zack Estrin said. “A three part epic family adventure with a clear beginning, middle, and end.” The third season will conclude this chapter of Lost in Space.
The series is a reboot of the 1960s science fiction classic series by the same name, which also ran for three seasons. The show is set 30-years in the future, when colonization of space is a reality. The Robinson family is selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. However, they are torn off course en route to their new home and must work together to survive a dangerous, alien environment. The first season was launched in 2018, with the second season recently launching December 24, 2019. The shows director, Ted Biaselli, states “We are so thrilled to share more adventures of The Robinson Family and see their journey through to what is sure to be an epic finale.”
According to Nielsen, when the show first launched in April 2018, it brought in 3.16 million viewers on the first day of its release. It ranks as the third-best premier-day viewership of the year for Netflix, following Season 2 of Stranger Things and the movie Bright. While the series has lost traction over the two seasons, it remains popular enough for the streaming giant to finish out the series with a third and final season.
In addition to announcing the third season for the series, Netflix also announced that they have signed a multi-year overall deal with Estrin to produce new series. Estrin is “excited about continuing to explore new stories with my friends at Netflix, and for all of the incredible possibilities that lie ahead.”