AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS ANNOUNCES IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES
On the Famous Monsters panel at San Diego Comic-Con, American Gothic Press confirmed its licensing of Irwin Allen’s classic sci-fi series LOST IN SPACE for a special six issue series based on two unproduced scripts originally written for television.
LOST IN SPACE, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, was canceled in 1968 after a run of 83 episodes. But two unproduced teleplays have recently been discovered in the Irwin Allen Archives — both written by acclaimed television writer Carey Wilber (STAR TREK, LOST IN SPACE, RAWHIDE, THE TIME TUNNEL). These never-before-seen episodes will be adapted into a comic book series by American Gothic’s Holly Interlandi, with interior artwork by Kostas Pantoulas (METAL GIRL) and colors by Patrick McEvoy (FALL OF CTHULHU).
The series is being overseen by prolific television producer Kevin Burns (ANCIENT ALIENS, THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND, STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED). Burns has been responsible for developing and producing a number of Irwin Allen-themed projects and television specials over the years and, along with Legendary Television, is currently developing a new, updated version of LOST IN SPACE for Netflix. “LOST IN SPACE captured the imagination of an entire generation back in the 1960s. Even after fifty years, it continues to inspire the today’s top science fiction and fantasy writers,” says Burns. “Finding these scripts, and realizing them in the form of comic books, gives us a rare peek into what Irwin had in mind for the series’ much anticipated fourth season.”
“What I love about LOST IN SPACE is that it aired at the tail-end of Sci-Fi’s wide-eyed fascination with exploration instead of dystopian drudgery,” says Interlandi, AGP’s Editor-in-Chief. “Space, aliens, the universe—it was all still fun and exciting. Carey Wilber really captured that in his scripts, and putting them to the comic page has been an awesome experience.”
The first story arc is an adaptation of Wilber’s “The Curious Galactics”. It will run three issues and will premiere in March 2016. The first issue will ship with four collectible covers, which are pictured here.