Lost in Space Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

“Danger, Will Robinson!” Lost in Space returned to the small screen on Netflix 50 years after the original series ended. The reboot of the popular 60s sci-fi series was met with mixed reviews but was popular enough to warrant a renewal for a second season. Here’s everything we know so far about season 2 of Lost in Space.

Netflix’s Lost in Space is a reboot and modern reimagining of the 1960s show of the same name. The series is centered around a small colonist family that crash lands on a remote world after the spacecraft they were traveling in is attacked by alien robots. The Robinson family and many other colonists barely survived the attack. After crash landing on the foreign but habitable world, the colonists must learn to survive the hostile environment and find their way back to their mothership, The Resolute.

The series was met with mixed opinions upon release. While the series hasn’t been given critical acclaim, viewing figures and fan opinion was high enough for Netflix to greenlight a second season.


What can we expect from season 2?

*Spoilers for Season 1 Ahead*

The Robinson’s failed to make it back to The Resolute in time as an alien engine on their ship Jupiter 2 activated, warping both the ship and the crew to an entirely different galaxy. The alien robot attack was actually a retrieval mission as the engine on board was stolen. This was why The Resolute was originally attacked. The galaxy they are warped to is similar to the sand drawing the alien robot had drawn for Will. The robot gave Will the ominous warning of danger.

The Robinson’s will be seeking a way to leave the solar system they have been warped to. Not only are they at risk of the alien’s possible attempt to retrieve the stolen tech on board Jupiter 2, but the two collapsing stars in the solar system could go supernova and the consequential blast would kill all life within it.

Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson (far left), Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson (center left), Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson (center right), and Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson (far right).


Casting News

While there hasn’t been any casting news as of yet, it has been reported that Sibongile Mlambo, the actress who portrays Abigail, is being promoted to a series regular. As all of the core cast survived the adventures of last season they will be returning for Season 2.

RoleActor/ActressWhere have I seen them before?
Maureen RobinsonMolly ParkerKissed, Deadwood, The Wicker Man
John RobinsonToby StephensDie Another Day, The Machine, 13 Hours
Will RobinsonMaxwell JenkinsSense8, A Family Man, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Judy RobinsonTaylor RussellBefore I fall, Dead of Night, Down a Dark Hall
Penny RobinsonMina Sandwell#Horror, Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld
Don WestIgnacio SerricchioThe Wedding Ringer, Bones, The Young and the Restless
June HarrisParker PoseyScream 3, Blade: Trinity, Superman Returns

What is the current state of production?

Production is currently ongoing for Season 2 as it began in September. It is scheduled to finish in January of 2019. If you include the visual effects, special effects, and everything else involved with post-production, Season 2 is still a ways off from completion.


The Trailer

We currently don’t have a trailer for season 2, but for any fans still confused by the ending here’s a video to help you with that.


When is the release date for season 2?

There is no confirmation on the release date of Season 2 just yet. If we are to go by the release of Season 1, its production began in February 2017 and wrapped up in July of 2017, but the release wasn’t until April of the following year. If Season 2 follows suit we may not see a release date until October of 2019.


Are you excited for Season 2 of Lost in Space? Let us know in the comments below!

Jacob Robinson

Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and specialises in anime on Netflix. He's producing most of the previews of the upcoming shows and movies coming to Netflix. Resides in Norwich in the UK.