Netflix launch Lost in Space with featurette preview

The iconic show from the sixties has been given a Netflix reboot.

“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience. The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world,” – Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

Lost in Space is back on screens as a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. 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, lightyears from their original destination.

The rebooted Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens as John Robinson, and Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, the family’s parental leaders who are struggling with their estranged relationship in the midst of trying to keep their family safe. As the Robinson kids – the strong-willed and confident Judy, the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny and curious and sensitive Will Robinson, the youngest and most vulnerable of the clan, who forms an unlikely and inexplicable bond with a sentient robotic alien being – all join their parents for the journey.

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 is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.

The original Lost in Space series was created by Irwin Allen and began on CBS in black and white in 1965. Later episode were produced in colour and remain popular with many fans of the ‘camper’ original production.  The show ran for three series and over eighty episodes were made. Some of the cast were reunited twenty years ago for documentary Lost In Space Forever which included a short ‘episode’ and in the same year a big screen version was produced starring some of the sixties actors in new cameo roles. A failed pilot was produced in 2003 for The WB network.
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