Netflix has just released the first sneak peek of their highly anticipated Lost In Space reboot and it’s probably not what you were expecting. Gone is the original camp of the 1965 cult series about a family sent into space who’s journey veers of course, and instead, we get this glossy, serious science fiction action drama that resembles the likes of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Still interested?
The reboot will follow the same premise of the original series in which the Earth is becoming inhabitable and a family gets sent out into space in search of a new beginning. 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. In the original series, the recurring villain of the series, Dr. Smith, was played by Jonathan Harris. But Netflix has flipped the script by casting cult-favorite Parker Posey in the role. Though Posey is not present in the first trailer for the project, she is still probably the most exciting part about this particular reboot.
Parker Posey is known for her unique comedy roles in movies like Waiting for Guffman, Dazed And Confused, Best In Show, and Netflix’s Mascots. She’s the type of actor that would fit seamlessly within the campy-confines of a sci-fi cult fantasy world and she’s weird enough to be the kind of nefarious villain viewers would want to see on a weekly basis. Let’s hope none of the Robinsons challenge her knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, less they want to feel her wrath.
The original 60’s Lost in Space ran for 85 episodes on CBS and was already rebooted in 1998 as a feature film starring William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc. Netflix’s Lost in Space will star Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Toby Stephens, and Ignacia Serricchio. And while the first trailer has certainly peeked our interest in the series, it also has left us with more questions than answers.
Lost In Space is slated to premiere on Netflix’s online streaming site April 13th, 2018.