Netflix has taken the term ‘Netflix and chill’ to another level with the trailer of its newest series Lost in Space. The series will have 10-episodes of an hour each, and is based on the 1960s sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen by the same name.
The Netflix Original centers on the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.
The mere thought of being stranded in space is quite scary and in the 1.30 minute video Netflix has managed to put that thought across brilliantly. Lost in Space will premiere on April 13.
The series has been written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning. It stars Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey and Mina Sundwall.
Zack Estrin serves as executive producer alongside writers Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless; Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns (The Curse of Oak Island, Ancient Aliens) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Pacific Rim); and Applebox’s Emmy®-nominated director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the series.
This is how Netflix describes the series: “Set 30 years in the future, colonisation 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.
You can watch the trailer here: