The first full-length trailer for Netflix’s Lost in Space has finally arrived.
This new trailer gives us a first look at the planet of Priplanus, where the Robinson family finds themselves stranded after Jupiter 2 crash lands. We also got our first full look at both Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and a completely re-imagined Robot.
In an exclusive interview with EW, Showrunner Zack Estrin talked about how this show is one that can be loved for all of the ages:
“This is a true family adventure in the vein of the original Jurassic Park. I don’t think there’s ever been another show like this on TV that has this size and scope, but also this emotion. There aren’t a lot of family shows that everybody can watch for themselves. There are very few things that are not reality shows that adults and kids can enjoy together. I’ve shown this to my father, who’s 70, and my daughters, who are 11 and 14, and they all fell in love with it for different reasons.”
The storyline follows The Robinsons — led by stars Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Molly Parker (Deadwood) —who escape to an unknown Earth-type planet and struggle to survive, and soon discover they are not alone. The show is based on the original 1963 series that ran for three seasons.
While there are going to be many differences that set this reboot apart from the original Lost in Space TV Series, Estrin states that fans of the original will still see that the core of the show is something they can remember and hold dear to their hearts when watching this new installment.
“Fans of the original show should know we maintain the core of what was special about that experience of watching that as a child — that here’s this incredible family that’s off on this amazing adventure. For new fans of the show, there’s a certain baggage associated with the title — ‘Oh, that’s that campy show from the ’60s,’ or, ‘That’s that movie from the ’90s that was … what it was.’ We are taking that core of an idea — the Robinson family is striving to hold together and survive in this incredible circumstance — and as much as this show is Lost in Space, it could be a shipwreck on an island. It just happens to be in space and we think it’s going to have a broad appeal beyond genre fans.”
It is definitely one of the most difficult jobs for show-runners and directors to find cast members that fit the roles perfectly. It is even more so difficult to find the perfect character when you know it is one that the fans will cling dearly to. In the case of this Lost in Space reboot, that would be The Robot:
“The Robot was one of the hardest pieces of casting to do in the show because it’s such an iconic thing and something you can really get wrong. And it’s a different experience watching the show versus the trailer. You fall in love with this character. It’s less about how it looks than who it is.”
Check out the full length trailer below:
Lost in Space will be released on Netflix on April 13th, 2018.
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She is currently co-authoring a novel called ‘Snow Falls’. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree in Business. When she isn’t writing, she is co-owner of a film production studio called ‘Valentine Productions LLC’ and she frequently spends her weekends acting in films, or being a stuntwoman.