Danger… Ah, you know the rest.
Netflix’s reboot of Lost in Space will launch on April 13 on Earth, the streaming network has announced — although in a typically Netflix twist, the company has apparently already made the series premiere available in space. According to a press release, Netflix gave NASA early access to the pilot episode, which was “transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station for astronauts to view during their leisure time.”
Us earthbound viewers will have to wait a little longer, but Netflix did soften the blow with eight first look photos from the new show, which stars Black Sails alum Toby Stephens as patriarch John Robinson, Deadwood favorite Molly Parker as his wife Maureen, Taylor Russell as eldest daughter Judy, Mina Sundwall as middle child Penny, and Max Jenkins as Will (as in “Danger!”).
Here’s Netflix’s description of the reboot: 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.
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Rounding out the cast are Parker Posey as the new Dr. Smith — described as “an unsettlingly charismatic master manipulator with an inscrutable end game” — and Ignacio Serricchio as Don West, who is no longer the ship’s pilot in this iteration, but “a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.”
While the franchise began as a cult TV series that debuted in 1965 on CBS, the last Lost in Space reboot was a critically-derided 1998 movie starring Gary Oldman as Dr. Smith and Matt LeBlanc as Don West — but the less said about that, the better.
Laura Prudom is the Executive TV Editor at IGN. You can talk to her on Twitter at @LauinLA.