Word came out yesterday that Parker Posey had joined Netflix's upcoming remake of Lost in Space. When I heard that, I tried to picture her as Maureen Robinson, a role played before by June Lockhart and Mimi Rogers… and I just couldn't see it.
Then I looked deeper into the report and saw that she was cast as Dr. Smith, a role previously played by Jonathan Harris and Gary Oldman… and that seemed perfect casting to me. She has the ability to do an evil smile that I could totally see as Dr. Smith… they'll have to change the first name of Zachary though, but it's not like anyone called him that.
The initial report came from Deadline, stating that Irwin Allen's 1965 cult scifi hit was aimed for a 2018 premiere. Already cast in the series are Toby Stephens (Black Sails), Molly Parker (House of Cards), Taylor Russell (Falling Skies), and Max Jenkins (Sense 8).