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Lost in Space season 3 on Netflix: Release date, episodes and cast

It's the end of the Robinson family's journey.

Published: Tuesday, 30th November 2021 at 2:35 pm

Netflix sci-fi series Lost in Space will draw to a close with its third season this December – and fans have been given a glimpse at the final run with a recently released trailer.

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The three-minute clip teases all sorts of danger for the entire Robinson clan, with spaceship crashes and what looks to be a terrifying alien army, while Will is heard exclaiming, "Maybe the only way to put an end to this is to face the danger."

Production on the series wrapped almost a full year ago in January 2021 and fans will undoubtedly be eager to find out how the space saga is going to end.

An earlier official teaser trailer showed a shot of an empty spaceship, and included Will Robinson recording what sounds like a captain's log. "If you're watching this recording, there's a chance things didn't work out the way I hoped they would."

According to the official synopsis, “the stakes are higher than ever and the Robinson family’s survival instincts will be put to the ultimate test".

It continues: “After a year of being trapped on a mysterious planet, Judy (played Taylor Russell), Penny (Mina Sundwall), Will (Maxwell Jenkins) and the Robot (Brian Steele in a robot suit) must lead the 97 young Colonists in a harrowing evacuation — but not before secrets are unearthed that will change their lives forever."

Based on the cult favourite '60s show of the same name, Lost in Space follows the Robinson family on an ill-fated mission that leaves them stranded in the far reaches of the galaxy.

What follows is a struggle for survival, as they contend against robots, fuel shortages and other life-threatening challenges, culminating in a shocking cliffhanger at the end of season two.

Read on for everything we know so far about the third season of Lost in Space.

**DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE AND TWO BELOW**

Lost in Space season 3 release date

Netflix has confirmed that Lost in Space season three will be released on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

The series was renewed for a third season way back in March 2020 with Netflix also confirming that the upcoming season will sadly be the Robinson family's final adventure.

Announcing the show's renewal, showrunner Zack Estrin said that the Lost in Space team had always viewed the Robinsons' story as a trilogy.

"A three-part epic family adventure with a clear beginning, middle and end," he said. "It’s also worth noting that, with what these characters go through just trying to survive each episode, if anyone deserves to catch their breath before their next mission, it’s Will, Penny, Judy, Maureen, John, Don West, Dr Smith… and The Robot. And, of course, Debbie the Chicken."

Fans of Estrin's work are in luck though – he has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix so viewers can expect to see similar content from him in the future.

Lost in Space season 3 spoilers: What will happen?

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At the end of Lost in Space season two, we saw the Robinson family split up after being attacked by a group of robots. Judy Robinson is left to captain a second spaceship – Jupiter 2 – to fly the group of children safely to Alpha Centauri while the Robinson parents fight the robots with the help of their savour bot Scarecrow.

Season three looks set to resolve the fates of Maureen and John – and will follow the couple as they try to locate their children and reunite with them, in the face of "overwhelming odds".

The upcoming season will also hopefully reveal who is behind the human-made signal, which led Judy and Jupiter 2 to the Fortuna – a spaceship overseen by her biological father, Grant Kelly.

Viewers were also led to believe at the end of season two that the villainous Dr. Smith, who is actually June Harris – a petty criminal who assumed the identity of her sister to take her place on the Resolute, died whilst sacrificing herself to fight the robots. However, after her scarf is spotted aboard Jupiter 2, it seems that she did in fact survive.

The official synopsis for the season reads: "The stakes are higher than ever and the Robinson family’s survival instincts will be put to the ultimate test."

It continues: “After a year of being trapped on a mysterious planet, Judy (played by Taylor Russell), Penny (Mina Sundwall), Will (Maxwell Jenkins) and the Robot (Brian Steele in a robot suit) must lead the 97 young Colonists in a harrowing evacuation — but not before secrets are unearthed that will change their lives forever.

"Meanwhile John and Maureen — with Don at their side — must battle overwhelming odds as they try to reunite with their kids. The Robinsons will have to grapple with the emotional challenge of not just being lost — but being separated from the ones they love… as they face the greatest alien threat yet."

If you want more details, you can read our Lost in Space season 3 review.

Lost in Space season 3 cast: Who will appear?

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The Robinson family will all be back again once again, including Maureen played by Molly Parker, the actress best known for her acclaimed performances in Deadwood and House of Cards, and John played by Toby Stephens, best known as the Bond villain in 2002's Die Another Day.

The three children are played by Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8), Taylor Russell (Waves; Escape Room) and Mina Sundwall (Freeheld; Maggie's Plan) – all of whom again appear in season three.

As for Parker Posey (You've Got Mail), who gives a sinister turn as the evil June Harris in seasons one and two, she'll also be returning – after it appeared that her character had been killed off in the previous run.

Other returning characters include Ignacio Serricchio as Don West and Brian Steele as the Robot, while Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give) joins the cast as a brand new character.

Lost in Space season 3 trailer

The official trailer for the new season launched in November 2021 and spells great danger ahead for the family Robinson – you can check it out below.

And you can watch the previous teaser trailer for Lost in Space season 3 here.

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Lost in Space seasons one and two are available to stream on Netflix. You can also check out the best Netflix series and best Netflix movies to keep you entertained or visit to our TV guide for more to watch.

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