Danger, Will Robinson! One of television’s oldest science-fiction shows is coming back to the airwaves with a new reboot later this year. Today, Netflix dropped the first teaser trailer for their new, much more serious, version of Lost in Space.
The trailer is short on footage from the new series, instead featuring slow-motion shots of the Robinson family interspersed with clips showing the evolution of mankind.
However, we do get a sense of the tone of the new Lost in Space and, if this teaser is any indication, it will be a lot more grounded than the original.
Irwin Allen’s original cult classic ran for three seasons from 1965-1968 and starred June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris, and Bill Mumy.
The show was the height of camp and never took itself too seriously, unlike other 1960s sci-fi series like Star Trek or The Twilight Zone.
Netflix’s new version of Lost in Space features House of Cards star Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson and Black Sails star Toby Stephens as John Robinson.
Actress Parker Posey will play the new version of the nefarious Dr. Smith, with Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, and Maxwell Jenkins rounding out the cast.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the classic series has been rebooted; in 1998, a feature film version was released with Matt LeBlanc and Gary Oldman.
Then, in 2003, action director John Woo helmed a new pilot for The WB called The Robinsons: Lost in Space, which featured current Orville star Adrianne Palicki.
Unfortunately, the film was poorly received and The WB passed on the new pilot, whose sets were then sold to the producers of Battlestar Galactica.
The new Lost in Space comes from Prison Break producer Zack Estrin and will feature several episodes shot by acclaimed Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall. The 10-episode first season arrives on Netflix April 13, 2018.