WATCH: ‘Lost in Space’ Cast Discuss Characters in New Featurette

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Just before its premiere this Friday, Netflix has dropped a new featurette for Lost in Space! The Netflix Original has been touted as a “dramatic and modern reimagining” of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. It follows the Robinson family, who’ve been chosen to embark on a journey to a better world in a future where space travel and colonization are possible. Unexpectedly thrown off course while on their way to their new home, the Robinsons must “forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.”

A Netflix Original, Lost in Space stars TOBY STEPHENS (Black Sails, Die Another Day) as John Robinson, and MOLLY PARKER (House of Cards, Deadwood) as Maureen Robinson, the family’s parental leaders who are struggling with their estranged relationship in the midst of trying to keep their family safe. As the Robinson kids, TAYLOR RUSSELL (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, MINA SUNDWALL (Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld) is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and MAX JENKINS (Sense8, Betrayal) is the curious and sensitive Will Robinson, the youngest and most vulnerable of the clan, who forms an unlikely and inexplicable bond with a sentient robotic alien being.

Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith played by PARKER POSEY (Café Society, Mascot, A Mighty Wind), is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West, played by IGNACIO SERRICCHIO (Bones, The Wedding Ringer), is a highly-skilled, blue collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.

The Lost in Space featurette goes behind the scenes with the women of the cast to chat about their characters and how they handle the challenges throughout their journey. It teases an exciting group of complicated, driven, and brilliant women inspired by their own passions and willingness to navigate their own paths.

You can learn more about the Netflix series and watch the trailer here.