The classic sci-fi series "Lost in Space" is launching back to television on April 13 by way of Netflix, which unveiled the first teaser for the series today (Feb. 21).
The "Lost in Space" teaser runs a tantalizing 1 minute and 32 seconds, revealing glimpses of the space family Robinson boarding their Jupiter 2 spaceship to visit strange new worlds. The show is a modern reboot of Irwin Allen's classic 1960s series, which followed a family of space explorers, a shifty doctor and their robot across the universe.
"The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course, forcing them to crash-land on a lost planet," Netflix wrote in a short description. [The 10 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time]
The cast of Netflix's "Lost in Space" as seen in Episode 2 of the new series premiering on April 13, 2018. They are (from left to right: Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson; Max Jenkins as Will; Mina Sundwall as Penny; Parker Posey as Dr. Smith; and Toby Stephens as John.
The new "Lost in Space" takes place 30 years in the future, with the Robinsons apparently headed to a colony in the Alpha Centauri system, according to a pamphlet seen in the teaser. We also get a short glimpse of the Jupiter 2 (are those heat-resistant tiles covering its belly?) and a nice nod to the original series' theme song before hearing those welcome words: "Danger, Will Robinson!" from the family robot.