Netflix has released the first trailer for their reboot of LOST IN SPACE. The remake of the 1960’s sci-fi series about a family struggling for survival in outer space, could be one of Netflix’s most ambitious projects yet.
Created by the Dracula Untold screenwriting duo Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama with Prison Break alum Zack Estrin serving as showrunner. The series is being described as a “dramatic and modern reimaging” of the classic sci-fi series. Set 30 years in the future, when space colonization is now a reality, follows the Robinson family as they become one of a select group to go and create a better world on a new planet. However, during their journey the family finds themselves thrown off course and struggling to find their way home.
The original Lost in Space ran for 85 episodes on CBS and was rebooted in 1998 as a feature film starring Matt LeBlanc and William Hurt. The show is just the latest in a string of revivals for the streaming service which has picked up shows like Fuller House, Gilmore Girls, Arrested Development, and Mystery Science Theater 3000. While Netflix recently released its dark, gritty cyberpunk show Altered Carbon, Lost in Space will be aimed more at family audiences.
The series stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey, and Raza Jaffrey. All 10 episode will be available for streaming on Netflix April 13. Watch the trailer below.
Here is the official synopsis for Lost in Space:
Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light-years from their original destination. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled, blue-collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern