Lost in Space is finally returning for its second season before the end of 2019. Here’s what we know so far about season 2 including the official December 2019 release date, who’s starring in Lost in Space season 2, plot, details and more.
Netflix’s Lost in Space is a reboot and modern reimagining of the 1960s show of the same name and the movie that followed (no longer on Netflix, unfortunately).
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 a 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.
What can we expect from season 2 of Lost in Space?
*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 onboard 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 onboard Jupiter 2, but the two collapsing stars in the solar system could go supernova and the consequential blast would kill all life within it.
Speaking to PopCulture in June 2019, Max Jenkins who plays Will Robinson said that season 2 is “going to be bigger than ever.” adding “We have Alex Grace as our producing director, he directed a few of the episodes in this season, and he’s really an amazing director, great person and great friend.”
We’ve had the first details drop on one of the planets we’ll be visiting in season 2. The new foreign planet will be dominated by oceans.
Lost in Space Cast for Season 2
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.
|Role||Actor/Actress||Where have I seen them before?|
|Maureen Robinson||Molly Parker||Kissed, Deadwood, The Wicker Man|
|John Robinson||Toby Stephens||Die Another Day, The Machine, 13 Hours|
|Will Robinson||Maxwell Jenkins||Sense8, A Family Man, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping|
|Judy Robinson||Taylor Russell||Before I fall, Dead of Night, Down a Dark Hall|
|Penny Robinson||Mina Sandwell||#Horror, Maggie’s Plan, Freeheld|
|Don West||Ignacio Serricchio||The Wedding Ringer, Bones, The Young and the Restless|
|June Harris||Parker Posey||Scream 3, Blade: Trinity, Superman Returns|
There’s been a couple of new casting additions for season 2. Here’s the rundown of the new cast members.
Douglas Hodge who has appeared in titles like Red Sparrow and played Rolo Haynes in Black Mirror is set to appear as Hastings in season 2.
Nevis Unipan who has played roles in Zoo, Travelers and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will take up the role of Samantha.
Aria DeMaris who also featured in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Bagley Boys will Izabel Azevedo.
At NYCC 2019, it was announced JJ Feild would be joining the cast to play the role of an AI expert. JJ’s previous credits include Captain America: The First Avenger and Third Star.
greetings from new york comic con 🤖 pic.twitter.com/Z1PLBCY5X2
— Lost In Space on Netflix (@lostinspacetv) October 4, 2019
Perhaps most importantly, the chicken has been confirmed to be returning for season 2.
It’s official: she’s back y’all 🐓 pic.twitter.com/FVcCURITbW
— Lost In Space on Netflix (@lostinspacetv) October 26, 2019
Among the other cast members appearing in season 2 is:
- Jojo Ahenkorah
- Rob LaBelle
- Amanda Marier
- Aaron Pearl
- And many more
What is the current state of production?
Production has now concluded for Season 2 as it began in September 2018. Filming then reportedly wrapped in February 2019 where it then went into post-production.
The show has once again visited some fantastic locations for filming. Among the locations including Squamish, Manning Park, and the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in British Columbia. The Jupiter II is apparently a fleshed out set with no green screen.
The series entered post-production over the summer with first details leaking throughout fall 2019.
Filming once again took place in Vancouver in Canada.
The first trailer (see below) for Lost in Space season 2 released at NYCC 2019 as did the first poster for the upcoming second season.
We’ve got loads of behind the scenes thanks to the collation from a Lost in Space reboot fan page on Twitter.
@MinaSundwall? Great actor & always fun on set. Man in the hat? Warren Hanna, my fantastic Canadian 1st AD on @lostinspacetv season 2 eps 4&5, which I directed last year in Alberta & Vancouver. Not only superb at his craft, but such a nice bloke with it too. Respect to ‘em both. https://t.co/2X6sc8enw3
— Jon East (@joneastuk) November 2, 2019
— TOBY STEPHENS (@TobyStephensInV) November 1, 2019
When is the release date for Lost in Space season 2?
At NYCC 2019, Netflix announced that Lost in Space season 2 is returning to Netflix on Christmas Eve 2019. That’s December 24th, 2019.
The news was announced alongside a new cast member for the show which we’ve included above.
We did report earlier in the year that it’s likely to release on Netflix sometime in November 2019. The reason for this is that we spotted an Amazon listing for a book that’s “timed to coincide with the debut of season 2.” The description was altered soon after our report.
Everything else we know about Lost in Space Season 2
- Returning directors for season 2 of Lost in Space include Tim Southam and Stephen Surjik.
- Among the new directors include Jon East (Killing Eve, Downton Abbey and The Last Kingdom) who will direct two episodes. Alice Troughton (Cucumber, The Living and the Dead), Alex Graves (Game of Thrones, The West Wing), Leslie Hope (The Order), Jabbar Raisani (Game of Thrones) will each direct an episode each.
- The new season is set to consist of 10 episodes following its season 1 formula.
Will there be a season 3 of Lost in Space?
Nothing has been decided just regarding Lost in Space’s future. However, the creators have told CheatSheet that they do know where the series is headed and where it will end. With that said, the show’s creators have already started writing season 3 saying: “They kind of let you write on it and then they don’t give you the greenlight until after the show comes out,”
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