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Emmys: Director Errol Morris On Fiction, Nonfiction, & The Truth In Doc Series ‘Wormwood’

The Errol Morris documentary series Wormwood has made Emmy history even before the nominations are announced. The Netflix hit is being submitted for Emmy consideration in a variety of nonfiction categories, including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. And yet because of extensive dramatizations in Wormwood, the cast of actors Morris deployed—including Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Tim Blake Nelson and Bob Balaban—will also appear on nomination ballots in…
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Netflix renews Lost in Space for season 2

Netflix has officially announced that it has renewed Lost in Space, its modern retelling of the classic sci-fi series, for a second season, which is expected to arrive in 2019.

Creators Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless revealed last month that they were already working on the second season, stating that they already had much of the story worked out and teasing that “we’ll get to see more adventures of the Robinsons, because we do have some crazy stuff planned out that we really hope we get to film.”

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“Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge
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Lost in Space: Season Two Renewal for Netflix Reboot of Irwin Allen Classic

Good news, Will Robinson. Netflix has renewed the Lost in Space TV show for a second season, with a start date Tbd. Season one of this reboot of the 1965 Irwin Allen classic TV series just premiered on April 13, 2018. A Netflix sci-fi drama, Lost in Space stars Parker Posey, Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins, and Ignacio Serricchio. The story follows space colonists John (Stephens) and Maureen (Parker) Robinson, their children, Judy (Russell), Penny (Sundwall), and Will (Jenkins), good-hearted smuggler Don West (Serricchio), and stowaway Dr. Smith (Posey). When their spaceship, the Jupiter 2, veers lightyears off course, they crash-land on an unknown planet, where they meet Robot, and the adventure begins. Read More…
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Lost in Space Renewed for Season 2

More danger is ahead for Will Robinson and his family, now that Netflix has renewed its Lost in Space reboot for a second season.

The news comes one month (and a day!) after the sci-fi series’ first batch of 10 episodes dropped on the streaming service.

Set 30 years in the future, where the Robinson family’s bid to be part of a colonization of a planet near Alpha Centauri is derailed by a long series of most unfortunate events, the new Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Molly Parker (Deadwood) as parents John and Maureen, while Maxwell Jenkins,
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Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Renewed for Season 2

The Robinson family is staying at Netflix. The streaming service announced Monday it has renewed its reboot of “Lost in Space” for a second season.

Produced by Legendary Television, the Netflix original series stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Maxwell Jenkins, Mina Sundwall, Taylor Russell, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey. Zack Estrin, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless serve as executive producers.

The first season of the new sci-fi series landed on Netflix on April 13.

Also Read: 'Lost in Space': What Happened to Earth and Why Are Humans Leaving?

Lost in Space” is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.

The end of Season 1 saw the Robinsons orbiting a hostile alien planet with Don West and Dr. Smith, making them literally lost in space.

Read original story Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Renewed for Season 2 At TheWrap
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‘Lost in Space’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix has renewed “Lost in Space” for a second season, Variety has learned.

The series is a reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.

It stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker,
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‘Lost in Space': Mina Sundwall and Max Jenkins on Family Dynamics and Working with a Robot

The Netflix family adventure series Lost in Space, set 30 years in the future, follows the Robinson family – John (Toby Stephens), Maureen (Molly Parker), Judy (Taylor Russell), Penny (Mina Sundwall) and Will (Maxwell Jenkins) – as they try to make a life for themselves in a new and different world, after they must leave Earth behind. But when they find themselves off course, they must quickly learn to adapt, work together and form new alliances, if they’re going to survive in an environment with dangers around every corner. At a recent Netflix press day held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, …
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Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins, Molly Parker Join Drama ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’

Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins, Molly Parker Join Drama ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’
Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins, and Molly Parker have joined the cast for the film adaptation of the high school drama “Words on Bathroom Walls.”

Ld Entertainment is producing and financing the project based on Julia Walton’s debut novel. Previous cast members announced include Charlie Plummer and AnnaSophia Robb.

The story follows a student, played by Plummer, navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of his dreams.

Garcia is playing the kind and unexpectedly witty priest at the private high school and Parker will portray the student’s devoted single mother. Goggins is his stepfather.

Thor Freudenthal will direct from Nick Naveda’s screenplay. Ld Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon will produce the pic.

Garcia will be seen next in “Book Club” and “Mamma Mia!
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Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins & Molly Parker Join ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’

Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins, and Molly Parker are the latest to join Ld Entertainment’s Words On Bathroom Walls, from director Thor Freudenthal. Based on Julia Walton's debut novel, the story follows the character of Adam (played by Charlie Plummer) as he tries to navigate high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. Luckily, an experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and most importantly from…
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Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins Join 'Writing on the Bathroom Wall'

Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins Join 'Writing on the Bathroom Wall'
Andy Garcia and Walton Goggins are joining the cast of Writing on the Bathroom Wall.

Molly Parker is also joining the Jld Entertainment project, which is set to star Charlie Plummer and AnnaSophia Robb.

Based on Julia Walton’s debut novel, the feature will follow high schooler Adam (Plummer) as he navigates life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations, and undergoes an experimental drug trial that promises to help hide his illness from his peers.

Garcia will play Father Patrick, the kind and unexpectedly witty priest at Adam's private high school, while Parker will play Adam's single mother and...
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Goliath: Season Two of Amazon Prime Series Coming in June

"Something's not right." Amazon has just released a new trailer and the premiere date for season two of Goliath.The legal drama stars Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, a washed-up lawyer who takes on the major corporate firm he helped create. The show’s cast also includes Maria Bello, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Sarah Wynter, and Molly Parker.Read More…
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Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says

Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Reboot Draws 6.3 Million Viewers in First 3 Days, Nielsen Says
Lost in Space,” one of Netflix’s newest high-profile original series, drew 6.3 million U.S. viewers within the first three days of its release earlier this month, according to Nielsen.

In addition, in the first 72 hours of release (April 13-15) of all 10 epsiodes, “Lost in Space” viewers on average watched the show for 2.5 hours, per Nielsen. The media-measurement firm found the series was heavily binged — with almost 1.2 million people having watched the series’ final episode within those three days.

By comparison, the “Stranger Things” season 2 premiere episode average 15.8 million viewers from Oct. 27-29, while 11 million U.S. viewers who watched
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Molly Parker

Molly Parker is a very well-known face in Hollywood though she’s usually used as a supporting character to the rest of the cast. She’s usually character of some importance that has a lot to do with the main idea of the story and has her finger on the pulse what’s going on. She’s played the villain and the protagonist in her many roles and has both a winning smile and a very charming but devious look that suggests she’s capable of far more than people seem to realize. In other words she’s a very versatile actress. 5. She studied ballet

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Molly Parker
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Lost in Space: Season One Viewer Votes

What do you think of the Robinson family during the first season of the Lost in Space TV show on Netflix? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Lost in Space is cancelled or renewed. Netflix and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the Lost in Space season one episodes. We invite you to rate them for us, below. A Netflix remake of the 1965 Irwin Allen classic TV series, Lost in Space stars Parker Posey, Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins, and Ignacio Serricchio. The sci-fi drama centers on space colonists John (Stephens) and Maureen (Parker) Robinson, their children, Judy (Russell), Penny (Sundwall), and Will (Jenkins), good-hearted smuggler Don West
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Lost in Space: Is the Netflix TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Is Will Robinson in danger? Has the Lost in Space TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Lost in Space, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? A Netflix remake of the 1965 Irwin Allen classic TV series, Lost in Space stars Parker Posey, Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins, and Ignacio Serricchio. The sci-fi drama centers on space colonists John (Stephens) and Maureen (Parker) Robinson, their children, Judy (Russell), Penny (Sundwall), and Will (Jenkins), good-hearted smuggler Don West (Serricchio), and stowaway Dr. Smith (Posey). When their spaceship, the Jupiter
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‘Lost in Space’: 7 Things You Might Not Know About the Netflix Show, Courtesy of Parker Posey and the Cast

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‘Lost in Space’: 7 Things You Might Not Know About the Netflix Show, Courtesy of Parker Posey and the Cast
There’s a lot going on with “Lost in Space,” Netflix’s big budget remake of the classic science fiction series, from the writing to the production details to how the adults of the cast approached the project, given their relative lack of experience with the genre.

And that showed when IndieWire interviewed stars Parker Posey, Molly Parker, and Toby Stephens during the lead-up to the show’s premiere. Below are seven things we learned from talking to the cast, like the fact that the spacesuits worn by the Robinsons and Dr. Smith were “torture devices,” and the family connection Parker had to the production before she signed on.

Most of the Cast Was New to the World of Sci-Fi

While Parker has been acting for 25 years now, this was her first time going into space. “It’s not my world, for sure,” she said. “I am learning more and
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‘Lost in Space': What Happened to Earth and Why Are Humans Leaving?

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(Note: This post contains spoilers for the first season of Netflix’s “Lost in Space.”)

Netflix’s reboot of “Lost in Space,” like its 1960s predecessor, is all about a family who left Earth and got lost in, well, outer space. In this version, the Robinson family are passengers on a colony space ship headed for Alpha Centauri who crash on an alien planet and must struggle to survive.

But why were they making the trip in the first place? Yes, Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to ours. And a technological breakthrough has cut the trip there from a hundred thousand year-journey to short enough some people go there and back regularly. But it’s still more than 4 light years, and infinite unknown dangers, away from home.

The answer appears to be that things aren’t going great on Earth, and humans are migrating to the stars to escape.

Also Read: 'Lost in Space': How Far Away Is Alpha Centauri, and Could Humans Live There?

It’s not particularly clear why Earth is in such bad shape, though. “Lost in Space” is cagey about what exactly is wrong, and most of the first season takes places well after the Robinson family has left. But occasionally, “Lost in Space” flashes back to the time before, giving us clues about just what led Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) to pack up her family and turn them into astronauts.

The first clue is the Christmas Star, a meteor strike that happened years before the show takes place. Falling to Earth on Christmas, the “super bolide” — a very big, bright meteor — makes news after it strikes the Earth.

As Maureen puts it, the meteor’s presence is strange, given that a “Near Earth Object” of that size should have been detected by astronomers. Later in the show, Maureen and Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) discover the truth of the Christmas Star — we’ll let you watch that for yourself — but early on it’s implied there is some kind of connection between it and the sorry state of planet Earth.

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A second clue comes via flashback, in a scene in which Maureen and Penny (Mina Sundwall) go Christmas shopping. Outside, something resembling dirty snow is falling, but both of them wear gas masks until they walk inside a store. There’s even a rack for people to store their masks while shopping, the implication being that this is a regular practice.

But it’s not clear what the cause of the low air quality actually is. It seems likely that pollution, climate change or some other environmental disaster is to blame. It’s also worth noting that Maureen and Penny’s dialogue makes it sound like several years have passed since the Christmas Star event. In any case, as Maureen later notes, Earth is doing badly and not getting any better.

Subsequent clues come from direct and implied references to serious geopolitical problems. In one flashback, Maureen talks about how governments on Earth “have stabilized” sometime close to when she starts to consider leaving for Alpha Centauri. And dialogue further suggests that war and strife were an issue over the previous 30 years.

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But just how “stabilized” remains to be seen. Other flashback reveal that before their departure, Maureen’s husband John Robinson (Toby Stephens) was a U.S. Marine, frequently deployed to classified locations that are clearly war zones. One such war zone even appears to be in the Middle East, hinting at the possibility of still-simmering conflict over oil or other crucial resources.

But, you guessed it, the cause of that strife isn’t actually revealed. Whether the global strife is related to the ever-worsening environment, or if one or both are connected to the Christmas Star event (the truth about the Christmas Star event suggests that’s possible) remains to be seen.

Luckily for mankind in the Netflix series, things could be a lot worse. In the 1998 movie reboot of “Lost in Space,” in which William Hurt’s version of John Robinson warns that environmental catastrophe dooms humanity to extinction, Earth is still keeping on keeping on, even if it’s in bad shape. Humans aren’t abandoning their home planet for a new one en masse. Instead, the Alpha Centauri colony is still very young, and only the best of the best applicants (or maybe those who can afford it) are able to move to the new world.

Given all the flashbacks in the first season of “Lost in Space,” it seems pretty likely that we’ll be getting even more information about what’s happening with the future of Earth in future episodes, should Netflix renew it.

Read original story ‘Lost in Space': What Happened to Earth and Why Are Humans Leaving? At TheWrap
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Toby Stephens on Going from ‘Black Sails’ to Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’

On the epic Netflix series Lost in Space, a modern re-imagining of the 1960s sci-fi classic and set 30 years in the future, John Robinson (Toby Stephens) is a dad and seasoned combat veteran who is a natural leader on the battlefield, but who is still trying to find his place alongside his wife, Maureen (Molly Parker), and their kids, Judy (Taylor Russell), Penny (Mina Sundwall) and Will (Maxwell Jenkins). When their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet, they must face one potential disaster after another, and they must quickly learn to adapt, work together and form …
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‘Lost in Space': How Far Away Is Alpha Centauri, and Could Humans Live There?

  • The Wrap
(Note: This post contains light spoilers for Netflix’s “Lost in Space.”)

Humans are looking to colonize the rest of the universe in Netflix’s reimagining of the 1960s sci-fi TV show “Lost in Space.” Of course, it doesn’t go very well — hence the name of the show.

When viewers catch up with the Robinson family at the start of the series, they’ve crashed onto an unfamiliar alien planet nobody knew was there. But it also wasn’t their actual destination. The Robinson family is one of many aboard a huge ship known as the Resolute, which is venturing to Alpha Centauri star system. It’s the closest to Earth, and the plan is to continue building a colony on one of the planets there.

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It seems by the time we’re with the Robinsons on the show, the Alpha Centauri colony is already fairly well established, and multiple trips have been made there by humans. So what exactly is Alpha Centauri, and how far away is it?

Alpha Centauri is a system of three stars and the planets that revolve around them. There’s Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, two stars that form a binary star system, and a smaller red dwarf star known as Proxima Centauri. The first star is brighter and a little larger than our sun; the second, smaller and cooler.

The system might consist of the closest stars to our own sun, but it’s still pretty far away: 4.37 light years, or more than 25.6 trillion miles. We don’t really have the technology yet to send humans that far, either; on a conventional rocket, traveling at about 17,600 miles per hour, it would take about 165,000 years for humans reach Alpha Centauri (and then another 4.37 years for communications to travel back at the speed of light to let Earth know they’d arrived). Proxima Centauri is a little closer than the other two stars at 4.24 light years away, making it the nearest neighbor to the sun.

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Obviously, on “Lost in Space,” the Robinsons weren’t gearing up for a journey of more than 100 thousand years. The show gets around the distance by introducing some interesting technology later in the first season — although it doesn’t provide much in the way of details about how it works. But we know that the Resolute has engines that get it to the colony and back again: At one point, Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) mentions that mechanic Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) has been to Alpha Centauri and returned as part of his job.

As for whether there would really be a planet for people to live on in orbit around Alpha Centauri? There probably would be. Alpha Centauri is an attractive candidate for the search for exoplanets because Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B are similar to our own sun. Astronomers have also discovered that Proxima Centauri has at least one rocky planet located in its “habitable zone.” That’s an orbit not unlike Earth’s, close enough to the star to keep the planet warm, but not so close that the star’s radiation scorches the planet’s surface.

Scientists are skeptical about the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, known as Proxima Centauri b, though. Because of the smaller size and luminosity of Promixa Centauri, the chances the planet is so close that it would be tidally locked — meaning that one side always faces the star, making it perpetually day for one half the planet and perpetually night for the other — are higher. The nearer proximity to the star could also mean other problematic affects of gravity, like increased seismic activity. So while Proxima Centauri b is in the right orbit, it might not be habitable at all.

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Scientists believe there could be more planets in the Alpha Centauri system and in it stars’ habitable zones, thanks to computer models. And the fact that Alpha Centauri A is a similar star to our own suggests there could be habitable planets in the system. So a colony for the Robinsons of “Lost in Space” to join isn’t too far-fetched — sci-fi writers have been suggesting it for quite a while.

As for right now, though, humanity doesn’t have much information about what planets actually exist in our neighboring solar system, and we have no way of getting there in a reasonable amount of time.

Read original story ‘Lost in Space': How Far Away Is Alpha Centauri, and Could Humans Live There? At TheWrap
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‘Lost in Space’: Why the Mysterious and Magnificent Robot Should Be the Lead of Season 2

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Lost in Space” Season 1.]

Imagine, if you will, that the 2018 version of “Lost in Space” began with a crash landing — not the Robinson family’s icebound spacecraft, but the robot’s doomed ship. Instead of seeing a pedestrian, unfinished game of Go Fish, viewers could’ve been introduced to a strange new world through the eyes of a strange new machine.

What if “Lost in Space” was told from the robot’s point of view?

Much of the story doesn’t need to change. The robot still could’ve wandered in the wilderness until it spotted a young boy, and, after chasing him down, it could’ve been flipped; what was once malicious could then become friendly to a human (a human the audience instinctually trusts because he’s got the bland haircut of all adolescent Disney kids).

From there, the robot could’ve been introduced to the rest of the family,
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