Lost in Space was a kitschy American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen (The Towering Inferno, The Time Tunnel). The series follows the adventures of a pioneering family, who while on their way to start a colony on a new planet get thrown off course after their ship had been sabotaged. The show ran for three seasons, airing on CBS between 1965 and 1968. The first season was filmed in black and white, with the second and third seasons filmed in color.
Netflix announced the revival in 2016 and has now released a teaser trailer for the upcoming reboot of the classic science fiction series. The show is set to be released for streaming on April 13, 2018.
Based on the trailer, the reboot seems to keep the premise of the original show, although the lack of campiness is more than evident as technology and gear look sleek and updated. The narration suggests that the survival of our species is in danger on our home planet, thus the Robinson family embarks on a journey to establish a new colony in an effort to save mankind. Much like the original, an accident occurs on the way and at that point, we hear the legendary catchphrase, “Danger Will Robinson!”
The roles of the Robinson family are portrayed by Mina Sundwall, Max Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Toby Stevens, and TV veteran Molly Parker (House of Cards, Wormwood).
The Netflix reboot is not the only effort that has been made to bring the show back to life. A feature film based on the 60’s series starring William Hurt, Gary Oldman, and Matt LeBlanc was released in 1998. Despite the great cast ensemble, the film was poorly received.
Given that I grew up on cult classics like this, I will gladly give it a go when April comes. How about you? Let us know in the comments!