The Robinsons are Lost in Space again, and many have already binged their way through Netflix's lavish sci-fi reboot, and are wondering when to expect season 2. The show's co-creators, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, have said that they've already started work on the scripts for a second season, and have teased that they have "some crazy stuff planned." The show has yet to receive a green light for a second season from Netflix, but assuming that Sazama and Sharpless get the go-ahead, we can likely expect Lost in Space season 2 to release in spring-summer 2019.
Based on the 1960s show of the same name, Lost in Space stars Molly Parker and Toby Stephens as Maureen and John Robinson, alongside Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell and Mina Sundwall as their children, Will, Judy and Penny. After a mysterious object crashes into Earth and threatens its future, humans establish a colony in the nearby solar system, Alpha Centauri, and the Robinsons decide to up sticks and start life over on a new world. However, during the journey they are thrown off-course and forced to crash land on an alien planet, where they must fight to survive and find a way to their new home.
Reviews for Lost in Space season 1 have so far been mostly positive, with particular praise directed towards the show's production values and the family drama at its core. It's a pretty safe bet that we'll get to see the next step in the Robinsons' journey, since Netflix rarely cancels shows after just one season (shows that have met this unfortunate fate include Girlboss, The Get Down, and - recently - Everything Sucks). Based on Netflix's usual release patterns, we can estimate that Lost in Space season 2 will arrive in Netflix about a year after the first season.
Fans of Sense8 may be concerned that Lost in Space will suffer a similar long delay between its first and second seasons, but that's very unlikely. With Lost in Space there are certain time pressures involved with regards to the age of the younger cast members. The season 1 finale ends on a cliffhanger, meaning that season 2 will almost certainly pick up the story immediately afterwards. Jenkins will turn 13 this month - an age at which child actors tend to shoot up, and it would be pretty odd if Will Robinson suddenly transformed from a child to a teenager in a matter of minutes. Therefore, if Netflix decides to green light a second season we can probably expect the same momentum as Stranger Things (a show that also has plenty of child actors), which debuted in July 2016, and released a second season in October 2017.
We'll keep you updated on any news about Lost in Space season 2 (and when to expect it). After all, we all want to know what happens with Debbie the Chicken.
Lost in Space season 1 is available now on Netflix.