The wait is finally over, or finally begun, depending on how you look at it. Netflix has finally given us our first look at the ‘Lost in Space’ series they have been working on, and frankly, it looks incredible. The company looks to have spared no expense on the sprawling sci-fi epic, and it is certainly turning heads how well-done the show looks just from the trailer alone. Of course, skeptics out there are worried that they may have blown their whole budget on those graphics and visual effects, and maybe not paid enough time and attention to things like the writing and acting, but from what is in the trailer, those do not look half bad either.
Unlike the quirky 1990s movie reboot starring Matt LeBlanc which attempted to walk the line between seriousness and jokiness, while doing some really weird and out there sci-fi stuff (like the weird arachnid transformation of Dr. Smith), this show looks to be a lot more grounded, while still really bringing the sci-fi in other ways. I particularly like the decision to make the robot an alien A.I. in the new series, as it brings some new dimension to the character and his interactions with the family. No matter what, this seems like a series that is going to be worth checking out. Watch the trailer below:
And here’s the series synopsis:
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, light-years from their original destination. 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 (Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled, blue-collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.
Look out for ‘Lost in Space’ when it hits Netflix on April 13th!