The initial teaser trailer for the Lost in Space reboot has been released by Netflix.
You can watch the teaser above, and it reveals that the series is going to debut on April 13th.
According to the teaser, the upcoming adaptation of Lost in Space will depict the Robinson family, including the young Will Robinson, undertake a mission to find a new home for humanity because Earth is on the verge of becoming uninhabitable. Check out the brief synopsis that came out with the trailer:
The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet.
The upcoming series is a reboot of the iconic 1965 sci-fi television series. The new show is penned by Matt Sazama and Burk Shrapless and its debut season will comprise of ten episodes. Zack Estrin is the showrunner of Lost In Space. The series is being jointly produced by Legendary Television, Synthesis Entertainment, and Applebox.
The series chronicles the journey of Robinsons when Jupiter 2 (their spaceship) veers off-course from the mission after coming across a tear in spacetime. They smack into an unknown planet and are compelled to survive somehow.
The show stars 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.
The original 1965 TV series was made by Irwin Allen and had an 83 episode run split over three seasons. The show subsequently became a pop culture icon and a landmark for television science fiction shows.
The plans to reboot Lost In Space were revealed by Legendary Television in 2014 and Netflix became the home of the show in 2015. Finally, the streaming giant ordered ten episodes of this reboot in 2016.
During an interview with Den of Geek, the series’ star Toby Stephens provided an overview of the upcoming series. “It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story,” he said. “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 humor and humanity in it, but it has obviously gotta be for a modern audience.”
Lost in Space will zoom onto Netflix on April 13.