Jace Hall reveals Space 1999 reboot details

Jace Hall has revealed a few details about the planned reboot of Gerry Anderson’s classic live action series Space 1999.

In February it was revealed that ITV Studios and HDFilms were developing a remake of Space 1999 – renamed Space 2099 for obvious reasons. Jace Hall, who was a producer on ABC’s re-imaged V which lasted for two seasons before being cancelled, is working on the re-boot.

In a new interview with SFX magazine the producer has given a few updates on how the project is progressing. Jace told SFX;

‘What we’re working on is a ‘re-imagining’, not a ‘re-telling’ so everything is on the table in terms of what we’re able to consider…We’re interested in creating something of high quality, and that takes time. The good news is that when I say ‘we’ it is inclusive of everyone involved. There is no pressure or rush, just a clear and universal desire on everyone’s part to do this right and make it work, including ITV. Over the next few months we’ll be revealing more information!”

Space 1999 was the last collaboration between husband-and-wife team Gerry and Sylvia Anderson as they separated during the course of the sci-fi’s run.

The live action series starred Barbara Bain and Martin Landau (who were married to each other at the time) and revolved around the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha and their journey throw the galaxy after the Moon is flung out of Earth’s orbit and into deep space.

The first series co-starred Barry Morse while the second run co-starred Catherine Schell and Tony Anholt. Space 1999 lasted for two seasons before being cancelled by ITV but has remained hugely popular with science-fiction fans.

You can read the full interview with Jace Hall in the new issue of SFX magazine which is on sale on Wednesday 4th April.