Just three days after Lost in Space dropped on Netflix, co-developer Matt Sazama revealed that the writing staff was already working on new scripts in the hope that the series would be renewed.
“We’ve had a lot of thoughts about it, and hopefully, if everyone watches it, 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,” Sazama said.
One of the unforeseen outcomes of the reboot was fans falling in love with the robot. Apparently, people find the somewhat scary machine attractive and Netflix thinks those people might need help. In any case, the character’s design was vastly changed from the original show because they wanted it to be a more dynamic part of the show. To do that, they had to make the robot more humanoid, instead of one that gets around on tire treads and flails its arms around.
“We were very interested in the robot being adaptable and actually transforming as a character to reflect Will,” said co-developer Burk Sharpless. “”We were very interested in the robot being adaptable and actually transforming as a character to reflect Will.”