Lost in Space (2018)
Lost in Space
Prima visione assoluta il 13 Aprile 2018 su Netflix. In Italia debutta su Netflix il 13 Aprile 2018. Nel cast anche Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space è una serie originale Netflix che rivisita in chiave drammatica e moderna un classico della fantascienza degli anni Sessanta. Ambientata trent'anni nel futuro, Lost in Space segue le vicende della famiglia Robinson, che fa parte di un gruppo di persone selezionate per creare una nuova vita in un mondo migliore. Quando i novelli colonizzatori perdono improvvisamente la rotta per la terra promessa, devono creare nuove alleanze e lavorare insieme per sopravvivere in un pericoloso ambiente alieno, lontano anni luce dalla loro destinazione originaria. TOBY STEPHENS (Black Sails, La morte può attendere) interpreta John Robinson e MOLLY PARKER (House of Cards, Deadwood) è Maureen Robinson. TAYLOR RUSSELL (Falling Skies) recita nel ruolo della figlia Judy, determinata e sicura di sé, MINA SUNDWALL (Il piano di Maggie, Freeheld) è la vivace Penny, la tipica figlia di mezzo, mentre MAX JENKINS (Sense8, Tradimenti) è il curioso e sensibile Will Robinson. Alla deriva insieme ai Robinson ci sono due estranei, uniti dalle circostanze e da una comune tendenza all'inganno: l'inquietante e carismatica Dottoressa Smith, interpretata da PARKER POSEY (Café Society, Mascots, A Mighty Wind) e l'affascinante Don West, impersonato da IGNACIO SERRICCHIO (Bones, The Wedding Ringer). La serie è prodotta da Legendary Television e sceneggiata da Matt Sazama e Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter). Zack Estrin (Prison Break) è lo showrunner.
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Regia: Neil Marshall, Alex Graves, Leslie Hope, Tim Southam, Alice Troughton, Deborah Chow
Sceneggiatori: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Zack Estrin, Kari Drake, Liz Sagal, Katherine Collins
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DESCRIZIONE DEI PERSONAGGI
JOHN ROBINSON, the dad and seasoned combat veteran with the self-possessed strength of a born leader. When the family's spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet, he maintains a goal-oriented attitude. We see he and his wife draw together in this emergency, but the truth of their relationship is they're estranged. John insisted that he come along to protect his family from the unknown dangers they might face. This is a chance to make up for the mistakes he's made in the past, and earn a place back in the family. Faced with difficult decisions that test even him, John must face one potential disaster after another (most of them involve trying to find the lesser evil).
MAUREEN ROBINSON, the mom and an aerospace engineer with a fearsome intellect. A driven and demanding woman both in and outside her home, it's Maureen who makes the decision to bring her family into space. She wants her children to have a chance at a new life on a better world. Her endless determination is infectious. She's convinced there is no problem that can't be solved if you apply your mind to it. But there are things she can't just fix like they were some engineering problem. It will be up to her to figure out a way off this planet, but as big a challenge will be to forgive her husband and rekindle the love they once had.
JUDY ROBINSON, the oldest of the three Robinson children. Judy is Maureen's biracial daughter from her first marriage. Athletic and confident, her edge comes from her willingness to push herself harder than anyone else. She never knew her biological father, and John adopted her as his own. She took her parents' breakup harder than anyone, and resents John for it. She's the only trained doctor amongst the surviving Colonists and in a coming of age journey, she finds herself struggling to live up to her responsibilities.
PENNY ROBINSON, the middle child in the family. Penny is quick-witted and contrarian, but her sarcastic and tough exterior covers a romantic soul. If the Robinsons have a black sheep, she'd be it. She's the most social person in her family, with the best sense of humor of any of them. Penny grew up the victim of middle-child-syndrome, caught between a superstar older sister who could do no wrong and a baby brother who everybody was afraid couldn't do anything right. She didn't want to leave her home on Earth, and struggles with the loss of everything and everyone she knew.
WILL ROBINSON, the youngest. Will is creative, empathetic, and naturally sensitive – and the smallest and weakest member of the family. He is likeable, quick and curious, but not confrontational. He was picked-on growing up and didn't have many friends making him eager to pack up and leave Earth and go just about anywhere. Will suffers from panic attacks, and doesn't want to be the one who lets down his family. After the family crashes, Will has to find courage he never thought he had. This unique boy, who wasn't supposed to be there, will prove to be the key to everyone's survival.
DR. SMITH, a mysterious woman and an enigmatic x-factor. She is part villain, part anti-hero, compelling, charismatic and treacherous. As a stowaway and possibly a saboteur, she is definitely a born trouble-maker. She's unnervingly calm during the disaster that results in everyone becoming lost in space. Stranded along with Don West and the Robinson family, she's a master manipulator, always working one side against the other, thinking three moves ahead to achieve her mysterious ends.
DON WEST, he's no colonist. He's a well-paid roughneck, part of a sub-class of highly-skilled, but blue collar contractors. He also smuggles in luxury goods on the side. A roguish exterior hides a heart of gold. Once he finished his contract, he'd have been on the next trip back home with enough money to set himself (and those he loves) up for life. He has a cynical view of the colonization of space. They say it's an egalitarian brave new world, but people like him would never be allowed to live there. Now that he's crashed along with "the elites," he's going to have to forge new alliances, and find in the Robinsons, the family he never thought he'd have.
ROBOT, a sentient automaton who becomes Will's loyal servant... and in the end, friend. An intimidating amalgam of shapeshifting alien metal and organic thought patterns, it towers above its human wards on the planet. But like many characters in this series, Robot contains many mysteries yet to be revealed.
Lost in Space Season 1
Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the 1960's science fiction series. 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.
Produced by Legendary Television and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), Zack Estrin (Prison Break) serves as showrunner. All 10 hourlong episodes will become available to Netflix members worldwide in spring 2018.
"We've kept the core emotional content and values of the original Lost in Space series, but updated it
for today," says Estrin. "We explore relationships that are a bit more complicated, and there are going to be some questions from the original series that get answered."
The series 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 while trying to keep their family safe. As the Robinson kids, Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) is the strong-willed and confident Judy, the eldest of the Robinson children. Mina Sundwall (Maggie's Plan, Freeheld) is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8, Betrayal) is the curious and sensitive Will, the youngest and the most vulnerable.
As the family adjusts to life on their new planet, Will forms an unlikely and inexplicable bond with a sentient robotic alien being.
"The Robinsons are unique because each one of them is a hero in their own story," adds Estrin. "They all have different skills, strengths and weaknesses – but it's about the way they all come together to work
as a team."
Stranded on the lost planet along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a penchant for deception. The cunning and charismatic Dr. Smith is played by Parker Posey (Café Society, Mascot, A Mighty Wind), and the roguish but equally charming Don West is played by Ignacio Serricchio (Bones, The Wedding Ringer).
"What's great about Lost in Space is that anything is possible," says Estrin. "You never know what challenges are going to be there. And you never know what you can find inside of yourself to survive."
Sazama, Sharpless and Estrin are executive producers alongside Synthesis Entertainment's Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni with Applebox's Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. The original Lost in Space series was created by Irwin Allen.
"At its core, Lost in Space is a family show and it's ultimately about these great characters," says Estrin. "They just happen to be in a different situation than everyone else."
THE SURVIVORS: ABOUT THE CAST AND CHARACTERS
Lost in Space is a reimagining of the 1960's classic and careful consideration was given when rewriting the characters for 2018.
"Lost in Space has always been a family show and we wanted to hold onto that – those core values of
the original and those original character dynamics – but bring the storytelling into a more contemporary setting," says Estrin.
As the matriarch of the Robinsons, Maureen is an aerospace engineer with stunning intellect and a fierce protective instinct for her kids. She's the undisputed leader of the family, having to balance a career with raising her family – oftentimes, on her own.
"Maureen Robinson is played by the marvelous Molly Parker," says Estrin. "Her character is an example of a great contemporary hero. She is smart, driven, confident, but just like everyone else, she has flaws."
Playing the role of her husband, John Robinson, is Toby Stephens. John is a military veteran and dad to the three Robinson children, and relies on his strong and naturel leadership.
"John Robinson is doing his best to figure out what his role as a husband and father is, and part of his journey will be finding his way back into his family," adds Estrin.
Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, and Maxwell Jenkins join the cast as the three Robinson children: Judy, Penny, and Will, respectively.
"With the characters of Judy and Penny Robinson, we realized we have an opportunity to show two strong and independent young women," says Sharpless.
"It was important for me that Lost in Space have strong female characters because I have two daughters," adds Estrin. "And I want them to be able to watch TV and see characters who they can aspire to."
Casting for the role of Will Robinson was intensive given the character's iconic status.
"When we were casting Will Robinson, we saw a ton of kids. Max Jenkins walked in the room and told us who he was, and what his life is like, and who his family is," explains Estrin. "And all of us are looking at each other going, 'That's Will Robinson. He has a soul, an energy, and an honesty about him that is everything that Will Robinson is."
Parker Posey and Ignacio Serricchio round out the cast, playing the roles of Dr. Smith and Don West. Though both characters were featured in the original Lost in Space, the roles have been reimagined for the Netflix series, specifically that of Dr. Smith.
"Jonathan Harris in the role of Dr. Smith is a memorable performance from the 1960's. By going in a new direction, it allowed us to give this classic character a new twist, and we were fortunate enough to land Parker Posey," says Sharpless.
"Don West is played by Ignacio Serricchio, who is fantastic – he's so funny," adds Estrin. "Don has a little twinkle in his eye; he's charming, but he's always got a little plan underneath where he can work an angle for himself."
For the team behind Lost in Space, the crowning achievement is having these people come together. "We're very fortunate to have this cast who can bring what we've written to life, and they bring it to the
heights that we could only have dreamed of," says Estrin.
THE NEXT FRONTIER: ABOUT THE SETTING
Lost in Space takes place on an unknown planet, so one of the challenges – and opportunities – for the show was how to create a world that doesn't exist. While many would have depended heavily on the use of green screen stages to showcase different settings, it was important to the Lost in Space team that they shoot primarily on location.
"We were committed to shooting it on location with natural light, which isn't as typical of science fiction shows," says Sharpless. "Our lost planet is a term in science called a Goldilocks Planet – it's a planet that's actually fit for human life, so you're drawn in because you feel like you recognize it but then you see something that's really spectacular, like a tree that's so much taller than any tree you've ever seen before. We designed it with one foot in reality and then one foot in wonder."
Vancouver, British Columbia provided the ideal location to stand in for the lost planet.
"A lot of people have filmed in Vancouver before, but we needed to approach it in a completely different way," says Estrin. "We needed to find places that people hadn't shot before because we needed to create a whole new spectacular world. We're fortunate that Netflix allowed us to paint on a very, very large canvas."
Of course, a key location for the series is the set of Jupiter 2, the Robinson's space ship that crashed on the lost planet.
"Our production designer, Ross Dempster, helped bring this world to life, starting with the Jupiter," says Estrin. "The Jupiter is the Robinson's ship, but it was important to us that this not just feel like a space ship, but that it feels like their home. We wanted to create a really unique environment that we haven't seen before on television."
To turn their vision into a reality, the Lost in Space team needed to bring together the right people.
"We're so lucky. I think everyone involved in this show wouldn't want to do it unless we could do it right," says Estrin. "We've managed to assemble a team that knows how to do it right. We have an incredible visual effects team that has worked on Game of Thrones and Iron Man, and an award-winning special effects team. Our Director of Photography, directors, production designers – they're all part of an incredible team. We're very fortunate to have a deep pool of talent here in Vancouver, and we've been able to hold onto the best people."
DANGER WILL ROBINSON: ABOUT THE ROBOT
As in the original series, Lost in Space features a surprising bond between the youngest of the Robinson kids, Will, and the robot they encounter on the lost planet.
"For those of us in the Writers' Room, we were inspired by those unique relationships over the years in movies between a child and an animal – such as with Black Stallion or E.T.," explains Estrin. "Children are so open emotionally that when something new and incredible enters their life, they're willing to accept it. Will as a young boy is willing to have an open mind and he's open to what the Robot offers him."
When it came to imagining the concept and design of the Robot, the team was committed to creating a robot like none other before.
"What I think is unique about the Robot in Lost in Space is the character itself," says Estrin. "It's not so much the technology, it's not so much the design, it's the soul and the artistry of him – the stillness, the aura, the energy that he creates."
They realized they had succeeded in what they had set out to achieve the first time they saw the completed design.
"When we first saw the Robot it was pretty incredible because we viewed it through the eyes of Max Jenkins who pays Will Robinson," says Estrin. "We wanted him to be there the first time the Robot came out in all his glory. I have never seen a boy light up like that. It was this really genuine reaction of everything that Will Robinson would have felt. It was this mix of awe and wonder and a little bit of fear, and 'I'm a little unsure about what this thing is'. And it was all right there."
THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC: ABOUT THE REIMAGINING OF LOST IN SPACE
The original Lost in Space series aired between 1965 and 1968. The story centered around the Robinson family, as well as the troublesome (and humorous) antics of Dr. Smith.
The producers of the 2018 Lost in Space felt it was an opportune time to reimagine the series for a new audience.
"When you look at the television landscape, there's not a lot of shows that you can watch with your kids and not feel like you're watching a show that's just for them," says Estrin. "Lost in Space is a show that I can finally watch with my children. We can sit together as a family and all find something in the show to fall in love with."
While they remain true to the classic in many ways, the reimagining of the series allowed the team to put their own spin on the story and its characters.
"The original had something really special that connected with an audience – that at its core, it's a family show and these people were good," says Estrin. "We wanted to hold onto those core values of the original and those original character dynamics, but bring the story into a more contemporary setting.
The relationships between the characters are a bit more complicated."
The reimagined series will also give fans of the original a chance to see how far television production and technology have come in the last 30 years.
"I think that people who love the original show will really be drawn to this because we can do things today that they could only have dreamt about back then," says Estrin.
THE EXPERIENCE: ABOUT WORKING WITH NETFLIX AND LEGENDARY TELEVISION
The opportunity to work with Netflix and Legendary Television on the modern update of Lost in Space
was a unique experience for the creative team.
"Legendary has this eye for these iconic brands that bring with them not just nostalgia, but a sense of the potential of something really big," says Sharpless.
"I've worked on a lot of shows over the years and nothing compares to the size and scope of what we are trying to achieve here with Lost in Space," adds Estrin. "Thanks to Legendary and Netflix, we have an incredible opportunity to do something truly special."
The Netflix format also offered many advantages.
"The advantage of working with Netflix is that we get to release Lost in Space all at once – it's not just 10 episodes of television, it's 10 hours of entertainment," explains Estrin. "The series also launches around the world at the exact same time which is fantastic."
And in the end, the result – and experience – was nothing short of remarkable.
"Lost in Space is the most ambitious project that I've ever been a part of," says Estrin. "We keep pushing for bigger, faster, more exciting, more emotional. Let's do it different, let's push the boundaries more, let's challenge ourselves – just like we want to challenge the audience."
"It's been the greatest thrill of all time," adds Sharpless.
With the passion for the project clearly felt by the team behind Lost in Space, it's a series that they firmly believe will appeal to an international audience.
"I think the Robinsons aren't just an American family. Viewers from around the world will be drawn to this family because they can relate to them – they are funny, smart, daring and brave," explains Estrin.
"But they aren't superheroes, so they must fight these challenges like a real person would in a very relatable way, in an incredibly fantastical environment."
Lost in Space Season 1
Costume Departement Fun Facts
• The spacesuits for Lost in Space were built at FBFX Studios in London, which is the same company that built the spacesuit for the 2015 feature film, The Martian.
• The spacesuits have 9 different fabrics and feature sublimation printing on neoprene, as well as lycra, leather, nylon and metal components.
• The spacesuit gloves were custom made by a glove maker in the UK at a cost of 950 GBP per pair.
• John Robinson's expedition jacket (worn by Toby Stephens) was made out of 59 pattern pieces - more than any other garment used in the series.
• Some of the fabrics used in the building of the costumes were flown in from as far away as
Japan, Germany, and the UK.
• The spacesuits took 2 months to design and much longer to build!
• Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Angus Strathie illustrates his own designs and deals directly with his costume cutters as to the line of each garment, built specifically under his direction.
• When the spacesuit helmets are placed on the actors' heads, no sound can penetrate the visor and the helmet. In order for the director, crew and cast to communicate, the sound department rigged up a headset that inserts into the hood worn under the helmet (called a "Snoopy Hood").
• There is a functioning fan in the backpack of the spacesuit that circulates air through the visor area to stop the visor from fogging up.
• The spacesuits can get very warm, especially under the lights on set. The under layers to the spacesuits are called "Cool Suits" and are made with underwear fabric and tubing that allows the actors to plug into a circulating pump, running cool water through the suits.
• The Cool Suits are applied to both a set of long johns and a top layer. The top of the suits were made in-house in Vancouver, then sent to a company in the US to have the tubing applied before being sent back to Vancouver for shooting.