Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space series ran from 1965-68 and told the story of the Robinson family’s journey into the stars on a mission to colonize a new planet. As with pretty much every sci-fi series focused on interplanetary travel, things don’t go as according to plan and the series follows the family’s quest to stay alive.
That’s a pretty good setup for a sci-fi series, so it’s understandable why Netflix and Legendary Television are reviving Allen’s creation for modern audiences. Here’s the official synopsis:
“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. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders: the charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and the roguish Don West (Ignacio Serricchio).”
This trailer is the definition of a teaser, so it’s difficult to gauge what the tone of this thing will be. That being said, it has a great cast (Parker Posey alone makes this worth checking out) and it looks like it will be getting a big push from Netflix in terms of budget and marketing, so hopefully this will be another great sci-fi series to sink our teeth into when Lost in Space lands on Netflix on April 13th.