It was moody, well-acted and avoided most of the camp action of its peers, but there was something about Britain’s Space: 1999 that set it apart from the rest.
Now ITV Studios America and HDFILMS are set to bring back the series, setting it 100 years after its original, as Space: 2099.
The original series set on Moonbase Alpha aired from 1975 – 1977 with a cast including American actors Martin Landau and Barbara Bain (real-life husband and wife), Australian Nick Tate, Barry Morse and Catherine Schell. Its look drew inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“Science fiction is a powerful format capable of visualizing the human condition in thought-provoking ways,” said HDFilms president Jace Hall (V), who will serve as an executive producer.
“While we are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today’s audiences. I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999 television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities.”
ITV Studios International’s managing director Paul Buccieri added, “After more than 35 years, we are thrilled to be developing a new vision of our much beloved franchise for audiences worldwide. Historically, the Space: 1999 brand has entertained and fascinated millions of people.”
The project is still in the development phase, and has yet to be shopped to networks.
Source: Hollywood Reporter