It's no secret that Netflix has changed the world of TV production. There is a ton of fantastic content being produced for the small screen, spread out across cable, network TV, and premium channels. There are also plenty of revivals and reboots happening, with Netflix crafting shows like Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House for new audiences. The latest of these projects is the upcoming Lost in Space reboot, which will tell the campy sci-fi sitcom through a modern and dramatic lens. Information about Lost in Space has been kept under wraps, but the first trailer arrived today, and delivered some major WTF moments. Check it out below.
Have you caught your breathe yet? In stark juxtaposition with the beloved original series, Netflix's Lost in Space looks like it's going to be an epic adventure across the galaxies. It's tone is certainly established from the brief trailer, and the visuals make it seem like the streaming service is really shelling out the budget to ensure that it looks as good as possible. The trailer also has some majorly surprising moments, so let's break it all down.
What Went Wrong
Both the TV series and somewhat dismal 1998 Lost in Space movie had to establish is why the Robinson family ultimately ends up stranded in an unknown galaxy. The trailer opens with just that, revealing some sort of beam or light destroyed the space station the family was aboard. While they were able to escape on the Jupiter 2, it appears that some debris hit the ship, and sent them careening through space. It's a thrilling sequence, and helps to explain some of the exposition that Lost in Space will have to establish early on.
The most iconic aspect of Lost in Space is the robot. In the original series it was voiced by Dick Tufeld, and was known for constantly worrying about protagonist Will Robinson. The voice and look of the robot are iconic 60's pop culture, so fans were left to wonder how it would be worked into Netflix's series. It appears that Will finds him on some remote planet, and it may be some sort of living machine. The entire story and look are a major step away from the original source material, and shows that Netflix is not afraid to take risks.