Netflix will soon launch its new series, Lost in Space. First announced in late 2015, the reboot of the classic sci-fi television series is scheduled to hit the streaming video service on April 13. On Tuesday, March 6, Netflix dropped the first official trailer, centered primarily on young Will Robinson (Maxwell Jenkins).
With Earth having become increasingly inhospitable, the Robinson family is set to undertake a dangerous mission to set up a new colony in space. Just like the title of the series suggests, though, their cosmic journey gets off track. The trailer shows the family crash landing on a presumably unknown planet before Will explores and finds a unique new companion (which kind of looks like the Quarians from Mass Effect).
The Lost in Space reboot will debut with a 10-episode first season. Each episode will be an hour long and chronicle the adventures of the Robinsons as they end up stranded on a far-off planet. The series stars Posey Parker, Mina Sundwall, Jenkins, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, Toby Stephens, and Ignacio Serricchio.
Lost in Space‘s creative team hails from both the movie and television worlds, with Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless reimagining the 1960s series for a modern audience. Prison Break and Charmed producer and writer Zack Estrin serves as showrunner. The network is describing the series as “a survival story for the ages.”
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content, said in a 2016 statement. “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to … a new generation of enthusiasts around the world.”
The original Lost in Space series premiered in 1965 and ran for three seasons on CBS. Created by Irwin Allen, the series earned a pair of Emmy Award nominations during its original run. A new version of the show was later commissioned by The WB network in 2003 but was never picked up for a full-season order. A live-action feature was also released in 1998 starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, and Gary Oldman, and while it was just a modest success at the box office, it was the film that finally knocked Titanic out of the top spot after its 15-week run.
Updated on March 6: Added first full trailer.
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