Lost In Space

Two weeks ago, Netflix announced the premiere date for their latest nostalgia reboot, Lost In Space, a remake of Irwin Allen’s classic 1968 TV show which ended after three seasons and 83 episodes. The new trailer, which is almost 3 minutes long and less cryptic, prominently features the TV show’s iconic robot — and yes, it does say “Danger, Will Robinson!” Thankfully, it also shows that the show will be a lot more grounded than the campy 60s’ version and the happy-go-lucky film starring Matt LeBlanc.

Speaking with Den of Geek, Toby Stephens, who plays John Robinson, described Lost In Space as:

It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story. Lost In Space is Swiss Family Robinson in space, so it was a story that existed before Lost In Space. The fundamental story is that it’s a family that is lost in a difficult, life-threatening situation and how it challenges them and brings them closer together. That is essentially what the story of this is, it’s just the context is a lot more modern. It’s a more modern take on the ‘60s version. If you look at it now, it’s charming, but it seems so innocent. Whereas this is a version that is for our time. I’m hoping it will still have humour and humanity in it, but it has obviously gotta be for a modern audience.

Netflix Lost In Space

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.

The series also stars Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, Max Jenkins as Will Robinson, Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson and Parker Posey as Dr Smith.

Lost In Space premiers on Netflix on April 13, 2018.

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