‘Lost in Space’ is an American science fiction series that includes an element of adventure and a bit of family drama. It airs on Netflix and the show first premiered on April 13, 2018. For those unaware, the series is a reimagining of the 1965 series of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1812 novel ‘The Swiss Family Robinson’. The story is essentially centered around a family of space colonists, looking for a permanent habitat outside earth, when their spaceship veers off course.
The current version of the series has been created by Irwin Allen, who was also behind the original series. Sazama Sharpless Productions, Applebox Entertainment, Synthesis Entertainment, Clickety-Clack Productions, and Legendary Television are the companies behind the project, while Neil Marshall, Zack Estrin, Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, and Marc Helwig serve as the executive producers. Sazama and Sharpless have written the show, with Estrin serving as the showrunner.
The series is indubitably the most debated and talked about shows of 2018. Fans have been divided in their reception and the show has also seemed to polarize critics. Some dub it one of the best sci-fi series of recent times, while others have found the show a “complete waste of time”. Most critics, however, noted that the story had heart, and since it is set in space, it was sure to get a lot of attention. Nonetheless, some of the characters seemed to be too one dimensional for them to unanimously like the series.
Lost in Space Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Lost in Space’ includes Molly Parker who plays the role of mission commander Maureen Robinson, who is an aerospace engineer who is taking her family to colonize Alpha Centauri, an alien planet, in the hopes of leading a better life. Other cast members, of course, include her family like Toby Stephens playing the role of an ex-Navy SEAL and Molly’s husband, John Robinson, Maxwell Jenkins who plays the role of Will Robinson, the 11-year-old son, Taylor Russell who appears in the role of the 18-year-old daughter Judy Robinson, who also has accelerated medical training, allowing her to serve as the mission doctor. Mina Sundwall appears in the role of Penny Robinson, the 15-year-old daughter, and a handy mechanic. Parker Posey plays the role of the villain June Harris, who is a criminal and a psychopath. Apart from this, there are several other characters, both recurring and guest, not to mention a robot that Will encounters. There are some appearances by the cast members of the original show as well, and they all serve to form a rich universe within which the narrative exists.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see the main cast return, and we might even see some new faces being thrown into the mix. After all, space travel is no fun without a few twists along the way, and new characters just might bring that to the series.