A Dark Version of 'Lost in Space' Is Coming to Netflix This Month

MORE Taylor Russell, Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Max Jenkins, Ignacio Serricchio and Mina Sundwall star in Netflix’s "Lost in Space." Netflix will launch a reboot of " Lost in Space " on April 13 — and you can expect a much darker, more intense tone than the lighthearted feel of the original 1960s series, its screenwriters say. "Lost in Space" was a CBS show that ran between 1965 and 1968, which overlaps with NBC’s run of the original "Star Trek" (1966-1969). While "Star Trek" focused on a military-style crew, "Lost in Space" examined a space journey’s effects on the Robinson family, who were on their way to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own. The family’s ship was sabotaged, and they lost their way, leading to 83 episodes’ worth of adventures. The Netflix reboot’s first (and, so far, only) season will include 10 episodes. It has already made some changes to the story, including swapping the gender of one of the main characters, Dr. Smith. (The character was male in the original and is female in the reboot.) A Netflix trailer released March 6 shows a ship exploding with the Robinson family on board, leaving them stuck […]

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