According to Deadline, Raza Jaffrey has joined Netflix’s Lost in Space project in a recurring role.
The new series is set to debut in 2018 and much like the original show, will focus around the Robinson family who have been stranded in space.
Jaffrey will play the role of Victor who is described as:
“Well groomed, educated and officious, with a sense of entitlement, Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he’ll one day be found out — that he isn’t quite good enough.”
Jaffrey’s past credits includes starring roles in shows such as Code Black, NBC’s Smash, and Homeland.
Emmy nominated director, Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) is set to direct several episodes, while the show runner for the re-imagined series will be Zack Estrin (Prison Break). The show will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter).
The original Lost in Space was created by Irwin Allen and premiered on CBS in 1965, lasting for three seasons and a total of 85 episodes. In the 1965 series, the Robinson family boarded the Jupiter 2 and their mission was sabotaged by Dr. Zachary Smith which resulted in the clan being stranded in the solar system.
Jaffrey joins an already announced cast of Toby Stephens (Black Sails), Molly Parker (Deadwood) and Max Jenkins (Sense8).
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be checking out the new Lost in Space when it comes to Netflix in 2018!