Watch: Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ Is One Heck of a Family Road Trip

Lost in Space
Lost in Space

A midcentury TV classic gets a 21st century update in a VFX-rich new world in upcoming Netflix Original Lost in Space, produced by Legendary Television. Get a first look at the show’s visually rich onscreen adventure and go behind the scenes with the cast and showrunner Zack Estrin in the new featurette below, released ahead of the series’ April 13 premiere.

Lost in Space is a dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960s 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 show stars Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Molly Parker (House of Cards) as John and Maureen Robinson, parents struggling with their estranged relationship as they try to keep their family safe. Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) plays strong-willed and confident daughter Judy, Mina Sundwall (Maggie’s Plan) is quick-witted and definitive middle child Penny, and Max Jenkins (Sense8) is curious and sensitive Will Robinson, the youngest of the clan who forms an unlikely bond with a sentient alien robot.

Also stranded on the Robinson’s uncharted planet are two outsiders united by a knack for deception: The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith played by Parker Posey (Café Society) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West, played by Ignacio Serricchio (Bones), is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.

Lost in Space

Lost in Space