Netflix is about to get Lost in Space and it sure does look like they threw a big chunk of change at the series reboot. With original series like Sense8, Stranger Things, and Altered Carbon, original films like Mute and What Happened to Monday, and even big news acquisitions like The Cloverfield Paradox, Netflix has demonstrated an interest in ambitious sci-fi storytelling. Those projects don’t always hit the mark, but the streaming service is always taking big swings with their genre projects, and their latest high-profile series is no exception.
The nostalgic sci-fi favorite Lost in Space is getting a reboot from the streaming service from Dracula Untold screenwriting duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and showrunner Zack Estrin (Once Upon a Time) with a modernized re-imagining of the classic 1960s sci-fi series. Set 30 years in the future, when space colonization becomes a reality and revolves around the Robinson family when they are some of the few selected to go and create a better world on a new planet. Of course, none of that goes to plan and the Robinsons end up crash landing in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears away from their intended destination. Adventure and big-budget spectacle ensue.
Check out the new teaser for Netflix’s Lost in Space below. The series stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey, and Raza Jaffrey. All 10 episodes of the first season debut on Netflix on April 13th.
Here’s the 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, lightyears from their original destination.
A Netflix Original, Lost in Space stars TOBY STEPHENS (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, and MOLLY PARKER (House of Cards, Deadwood) as Maureen Robinson, the family’s parental leaders who are struggling with their estranged relationship in the midst of trying to keep their family safe. As the Robinson kids, TAYLOR RUSSELL (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, MINA SUNDWALL (Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld) is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and MAX JENKINS (Sense8, Betrayal) is the curious and sensitive Will Robinson, the youngest and most vulnerable of the clan, who forms an unlikely and inexplicable bond with a sentient robotic alien being.
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 played by PARKER POSEY (Café Society, Mascot, A Mighty Wind), is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West, played by IGNACIO SERRICCHIO (Bones, The Wedding Ringer), is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.