What happened to the original ‘Lost in Space’ on Netflix?

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With season 2 of Lost in Space coming up to Netflix at the end of the year, you may be wanting to go back and rewatch the new and the original series and movie but can no longer find it. Here’s what we know about the original Lost in Space, why it’s no longer available and where you can stream next. 

Let’s clear up the landscape first. The first Lost in Space series that release during the 1960s and lasted for three seasons hasn’t ever streamed on Netflix (we’ll touch on that in a second) but the 1998 movie did come to Netflix alongside the brand new Netflix series.

The 1998 movie which featured Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc and was directed by Stephen Hopkins arrived on Netflix on September 1st, 2018. It came several months after the Netflix Original series first season which was quickly renewed for a season 2.  The movie was then recently removed from Netflix in January 2019.

As of the time of publishing, Netflix in several countries still carries the 1998 movie, however. Currently, Netflix in Argentina, Brazil, Greece, Japan, and Mexico still continues to show the movie.

Where can you stream Lost in Space now?

In the United States, streaming the movie is now not possible, at least part of a subscription. Instead, you’ll have to rely on video-on-demand services but naturally, it’ll come with a charge to do so.

The series, on the other hand, will likely never come to Netflix. That’s because the show is distributed by 20th Century Fox. The series currently resides on Hulu which will likely be its home from now on given Hulu is owned by Disney as is Fox. It’s a shame as one of the best things about some of Netflix’s reboots is that they often pick up the streaming licenses to the older series. Full House was picked up in most regions when they rebooted Fuller House for example.

That’s all we know for now. Of course, Netflix could pick up the movie license again when season 2 comes out but for now, the movie and series will remain away from Netflix.

Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom. Favorite shows on Netflix includes Mindhunter, Love, Death and Robots and Stranger Things.