Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.
Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, and Molly Parker (House of Cards, Deadwood) as Maureen Robinson, Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) as their daughter Judy, Mina Sundwall (Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld) as the middle-child Penny, and Max Jenkins (Sense8, Betrayal) as the "curious and sensitive" Will Robinson. Along with the core family, the show also loops in two outsiders: Dr. Smith played by Parker Posey (A Mighty Wind, Superman Returns) and Don West, played by Ignacio Serricchio (Bones, The Wedding Ringer). Zack Estrin (Prison Break) takes the keys from Sazama and Sharpless as the series' showrunner, while Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) takes on directing duties of the pilot.