The first trailer has arrived for the new Lost in Space, which is set 30 years in the future and follows the Robinson family, who are among those chosen to colonise space now that the earth is no longer suitable for humanity. Of course, their interstellar trip doesn’t go according to plan, and the Robinsons soon find themselves torn off course and thrown into a dangerous environment.
The first “Date Announcement” trailer below is more of a teaser, but it nicely sets up the basic premise. And there’s a nice familiar line towards the end, too. It’s much too early to know if we’ll be getting a quality series here or not, but Netflix has certainly delivered content to warrant excitement for what could be. Fingers crossed.
Created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpie, whose credits include Dracula Untold and last year’s Power Rangers movie. On board as executive producer/showrunner is Zack Estrin, who also worked on Prison Break and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
All 10 episodes of Lost in Space, starring Toby Stephens as John Robinson, Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, Ignacio Serricchio as Don West, Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson, Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson, Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson, and Parker Posey as Dr. Smith, arrive on April 13.
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, colonisation 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.