AceShowbiz - Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming sci-fi series "Lost in Space". Through the nearly-3-minute trailer, the series, which is the streaming giant's new take on iconic 1960s TV show of the same name, previews the planet, where the Robinsons get stranded, and the new Robot.
It is young Will Robinson who meets the reimagined Robot while the former is wandering around the new planet. Along with the Robot, Will returns to his family, who is shocked upon seeing the creature. Much to fans' excitement, the Netflix reboot keeps the original series' famous catchphrase as the Robot can be heard telling Will, "Danger, Will Robinson!"
The trailer teases action-packed scenes on the upcoming series as well as offers the first look at Dr. Smith (Parker Posey). While Will is getting closer with the Robot, his father John (Toby Stephens) can't help but feel anxious over its presence. "What the hell are you," he asks the Robot.
"This is a true family adventure in the vein of the original 'Jurassic Park'," says showrunner Zack Estrin ("Prison Break") to Entertainment Weekly. "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 showrunner also addressed the gender twist for Dr. Smith, who was portrayed by Jonathan Harris on the original show. "The original Dr. Smith played by Jonathan Harris was so iconic, you couldn't just try to do that again, and if you were to ask a male actor to fill those shoes, there would always be a comparison," Estrin explained. "We're so lucky to have Parker, she brings such dimensionality to the role. She has a perfect mix of delicious villainy that lends a special piece of fun to the show."
"Lost in Space" chronicles scientist-mom Maureen (Molly Parker) and dad John (Stephens) who get stranded in an unknown planet with their kids, daughters Judy (Taylor Russell) and Penny (Mina Sundwall), as well as son Will. They are joined by Don West (Ignacio Serricchio), pilot of the family's Jupiter 2 spaceship.
"Lost in Space" will arrive on April 13 on Netflix.