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Full Castlist
Jupiter 2 Cast

Toby Stephens ... John Robinson

Molly Parker ... Maureen Robinson

Taylor Russell ... Judy Robinson

Mina Sundwall ... Penny Robinson

Maxwell Jenkins ... Will Robinson

Ignacio Serricchio ... Don West

Parker Posey ... Dr. Smith

2nd Jupiter Ship Cast [From Episode 1-04]

Sibongile Mlambo ... Angela [Particular Jupiter Status unconfirmed]

Kiki Sukezane ... Aiko

Amelia Burstyn ... Dianne

Ajay Parikh-Friese ... Vijay Dhar

Raza Jaffrey ... Victor

Yukari Komatsu ... Naoko Watanabe

Adam Greydon Reid ... Peter Beckert

3rd Jupiter Ship Cast [From Episode 1-06]

Iain Belcher ... Evan

Rowan Schlosberg ... Connor

Recurring Cast

Selma Blair ... 'Dr Smith’s Sister'

AnnaMaria Demara .. Tam Roughneck

One-Off Cast

Melody B. Choi ... Penny's Friend

Natasha Quirke ... Salesperson

Michelle Martin ... Nurse

Vanessa Eichhol ... News Reporter

Michelle Kim ... Woman in Space Suit

Lost in Space Casting Brief [Aug 2016]
August 2016: A Casting Brief was sent out to talent agents and managers to find actors for the core cast of Lost in Space.

[JOHN ROBINSON] 40s, the dad.

A 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)

...SERIES REGULAR

[MAUREEN ROBINSON] Late 30s - 40s, the mom

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 optimism 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

...SERIES REGULAR

[JUDY ROBINSON] To play 18 years old, the oldest of the three Robinson children.

Judy is Maureen's biracial daughter from her first marriage.

Athletic, 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.

In a coming of age journey, she finds herself struggling to live up to her responsibilities.

..SERIES REGULAR

[PENNY ROBINSON] To play 15 years old, the middle child in the family.

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

...SERIES REGULAR

[WILL ROBINSON] To play 11 years old, the youngest.

Will is creative, empathetic, and naturally sensitive.

He's the smallest and weakest member of the family.

Likeable and quick, curious but not confrontational.

Picked on growing up, he didn't have many friends.

He was 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.

..SERIES REGULAR

[DON WEST] Mid 20s, 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

...SERIES REGULAR

[ROBOT] An intimidating robot who becomes Will's loyal servant... and in the end, friend.

But like many characters in this series, Robot contains many mysteries yet to be revealed

...SERIES REGULAR. This will be a voice-over and/or motion capture/bodysuit role.

STORY LINE:

In 2046, the Jupiter 2 travels through a rip in the space-time continuum, and crash-lands on a distant planet, at an unknown distance from Earth.

And there the ROBINSON FAMILY must build a new life for themselves, with a little help from their friends, and no help at all from their enemies (both human and alien)...

Casting Timeline: Core Cast {Sep 16 - Dec 15, 2016]
This is the Cast List as parallel to the original 1965 series

Fri Sep 16, 2016: Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson.

Taylor was the first cast announcement & was made 51 years and 1 day after the airing of the first original episode of Lost in Space ‘The Reluctant stowaway’. Judy is Maureen's bi-racial daughter from her previous marriage.

Tue Sep 20, 2016: Toby Stephens as John Robinson.

Tue Sep 20, 2016: Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson. [cast on the same day as Toby Stephens]

Wed Sep 28, 2017: Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson.

Maureen Robinson is described as a fearless and brilliant aerospace engineer who makes the decision to bring her family to space for a chance at a new life on a better world.

Tue Nov 22, 2016: Parker Posey as Dr. Smith.

This caused a widespread furore amongst die-hard fans of the original show but Kevin Burns stated this was his idea to prevent the inevitable comparisons to Jonathan Harris’s interpretation of the original character that any male actor being cast in the role would have faced.

Tue Dec 13, 2016: Ignacio Serricchio as Don West.

Don West, a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side, would never have been chosen as one of the elite colonists of the new world but once thrown together with the Robinsons he finds in them the family he never thought he would find.

Thu Dec 15, 2016: Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson.

This completes casting of the original characters.

Expansion of the Cast
For this incarnation of Lost in Space, Kevin Burns has addressed some of the more unlikely aspects of the original, such as the failed logic of sending a single family on a colony mission with only one breeding pair and that the original show fell victim to the 'English speaking Alien of the Week' trope as the original Robinsons had no other humans to interact with, seriously limiting story potential.

Kevin’s new approach, taken from his 1999 revival treatment and also used in John Woo's failed 2003 pilot, was to have the mission consist of a mother ship transporting many Jupiter colony ships to the as yet un-named new world [Likely an Alpha Centauri attendant planet]

The 1st season involves the crash-down of a number of the Jupiter ships onto an alien world on the other side of a rip in space-time. This scenario creates other characters for the Jupiter 2 group to interact with, as well as providing a motive for the season long quest to reunite all the crash survivors, removing any need for implausible English speaking guest star 'aliens'.

Based on Media Images released on Instagram and Twitter, a number of chariot vehicles with insignia were shown revealing the Jupiter 2 crew were accompanied on the planet by the crews of at least two more ships, Jupiters 4 and 11.

Additional Cast
These ‘additional to the original series’ cast members are regular cast members of the series, rather than simply ‘recurring’

[As revealed in media releases up to October 2017 & IMDB][19]

Sibongile Mlambo ... Angela

Kiki Sukezane ... Aiko

Amelia Burstyn ... Dianne

Ajay Parikh-Friese ... Vijay Dhar

Vijay is a Teenager and is possibly the romantic interest for Penny described in Mina's Teenplicity interview

Raza Jaffrey ... Victor

Victor is a well groomed, educated and officious man with a sense of entitlement. Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he’ll one day be found out — that he isn’t quite good enough.

Yukari Komatsu ... Naoko Watanabe

Adam Greydon Reid ... Peter Beckert

Iain Belcher ... Evan

Rowan Schlosberg ... Connor