The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet in Netflix’s reboot of Lost in Space.
The streamer dropped first-look photos and a trailer for its “dramatic and modern reimagining” of Irwin Allen’s 1965 science fiction series that ran for three seasons on CBS, and revealed an April 13 premiere date—for those on Earth.
NASA got an early peek at the pilot episode, which was transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station for astronauts to view.
The series is set 30 years in the future, where colonization in space is now a reality. 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 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.
Lost in Space also stars Mina Sundwall, Max Jenkins, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, and Toby Stephens.
Writers include Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the team behind films Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter, and Prison Break’s Zack Estrin serves as showrunner. They will also executive produce alongside Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment, and Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Applebox. Marshall also directs several episodes.
The 10-episode series is produced by Legendary Television. Los Angeles-based creative agency bpg produced the above trailer.