Netflix is releasing a reboot of the cult classic Lost in Space, and all the elements from the original 1965 show are there, including the iconic Robot saying its quintessential phrase, “Danger, Will Robinson!”
In the trailer for Netflix’s version, we meet the Robinson family and get a brief look at their disastrous crash on an unknown world. Mother and engineer Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) narrates the preview, and indicates that the space colonist family left Earth due to some planetary issues.
The new series includes 10 episodes with Toby Stephens acting as expedition commander John Robinson, Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson, the oldest Robinson kid, and Parker Posey as Dr. Smith.
Lost in Space has been remade a couple times before, but the original dates back to 1965, and was made by the storied producer Irwin Allen. The sci-fi drama ran for three seasons, ending in '68. In 1998, director Stephen Hopkins made a film starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, and Gary Oldman. The Netflix reboot debuts on April 13. Its official description is enticing enough for users to add the show to their lists even before it comes out:
“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 (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.”