Edited image from the Lost in Space promotional poster showing Will Robinson and his robot friend, March 7, 2018 – Netflix Statement
CAIRO – 8 March 2018: Netflix fanatics should be on the lookout for a brand new series to binge this April, with the global launch of the "Lost in Space" reboot, set to premiere on April 13, 2018.
Coming out exactly 50 years after the first show, "Lost in Space" readapts the story of the Robinson family for a brand new generation. First released in 1965, the series was something of a futuristic retelling of the "Swiss Family Robinson" novel, following a family lost in a dangerous territory coming closer together.
In this case, the Robinson family is, as the title states, "Lost in Space", following a failed attempt at colonizing the stars that now leaves them struggling to make it back to earth. They will need to forge new alliances, overcome alien threats and keep it all together if they want a chance of making it home.
The original show ran for 83 episodes on the CBS network until finishing up in 1968. It would take until 1998 for the franchise to return again, this time as a 1998 movie starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc, directed by Stephen Hopkins. The film was poorly received, shooting down any plans to adapt the series into a new movie franchise.
Netflix’s take will star Toby Stephens as John Robinson, and Molly Parker of House of Cards fame as Maureen Robinson; the Robinson family parents struggling not only to maintain their relationship but also to keep everyone safe. Taylor Russell stars as oldest child Judy Robinson while Mina Sundwall is the smart middle-child Penny Robinson, and Max Jenkins stars as Will Robinson, the youngest and most sensitive of the children, who forms an odd friendship with a powerful alien robot, famous from the original series for its catchphrase of "DANGER, WILL ROBINSON".
Accompanying the Robinson crew are two unrelated interlopers; Parker Rosey of "A Mighty Wind" and "Cafe Society" plays the charming Dr. Smith, a mysteriously intelligent woman, and Ignacio Serricchio stars as Don West, a charming blue-collar rogue who is found after crash landing on a planet. The series will be produced by Legendary Television, with "Prison Break’s" Zack Estrin as showrunner and Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless of "The Last Witch Hunter" as writers.