That is Parker Posey (Superman Returns) as Dr. Smith, a character who has previously been portrayed by male actors Jonathan Harris and Gary Oldman. Specific details on her role haven’t been revealed, but chances are it probably won’t stray too far from past iterations.
According to Deadline, this new Lost In Space takes its cues from the original CBS series, and revolves around the Robinson family, which is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons. Sounds pretty good, right?
We’ve previously heard that Lost In Space is “part of a push in the arena of big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment,” so it’s likely that they’re taking a PG-13 approach here. That should work well though, and with the right budget, this could turn out really great.
Lost in Space aired for three seasons after debuting in 1965, lasting for a total of 83 episodes before it was cancelled amid declining ratings and a rapidly increasing budget. An attempt was made to bring the property to the big screen in 1998, and, well, that didn’t exactly live up to the expectations of fans! Here’s hoping this version fares better…