According to Deadline, House of Cards star Molly Parker (she played Jackie Sharp) is is staying with Netflix, having nabbed the role of Maureen Robinson, mum of the family, the reboot of ’60s space opera Lost in Space.
The character was played by June Lockhart in the original series, Mimi Rogers in the godawful 1998 feature film and Jayne Brook in the failed 2o03 TV pilot.
Parker joins a cast that already includes Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as her husband, astrophysicist/expedition commander John Robinson; Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8) as her son, “Danger” Will Robinson; and Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) as eldest daughter, Judy Robinson.
Of course the casting we’re really waiting for is Dr Zachary Smith, the enemy spy who creeps on board the Robinsons’ spaceship just as it’s about to launch them on a journey to a new life colonising another planet, and sabotages the mission, causing them all to be “lost in space”. We bet they’re planning a big name for that one.