Being essentially "lost in space", they have to fight both their new alien surroundings and their personal demons.
Here's the trailer Netflix dropped today for its new Lost in Space series, debuting next month.
In this new, grittier Lost in Space, however, the Robinsons are just one of hundreds of families selected for a planetary colonization mission.
Lost in Space lands on Netflix on April 13.
Look out for appearances from Parker Posey ("Superman Returns") as Dr. Smith, Toby Stephens ("Black Sails") as John Robinson and Molly Parker ("Deadwood") as Maureen Robinson. Lost in Space follows the Robinsons as the family is forced to work together when they find themselves stranded light-years away from their original destination.
What do you think of the casting of Ignacio Serricchio as Don West on Netflix's Lost in Space? As the Robinson kids, Taylor Russell is the strong-willed and confident Judy, Mina Sundwell is the quick-witted and definitive middle-child Penny, and Max Jenkins 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. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith played by PARKER POSEY (Café Society, Mascot, A Mighty Wind), is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game.
Set 30 years in the future, Netflix's Lost in Space will follow a similar premise to the original: The Robinsons, a family of skilled space colonists, find themselves lost on a odd planet lightyears from their destination.
The 10-episode series, slated for a 2018 premiere, hails from Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) serving as showrunner.
Before Star Wars, before Star Trek, before Marvel Comics got really rolling there was Lost in Space, and it was awesome.