Lakeshore Records will release Lost in Space - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack digitally April 13, 2018 with a CD release forthcoming. The album features original music by composer Christopher Lennertz.
Produced by Legendary Television, Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960's science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.
"When we were approaching the score for Lost in Space we knew there was a certain feeling we wanted to create for the viewers," said Executive Producer Zack Estrin. "Following in the footsteps of the magnificent John Williams, who composed the original iconic series theme, Christopher Lennertz brought to us a vision that fit perfectly. It is full of triumphant brass and soaring strings, where orchestral melody and percussion dance seamlessly from edge of your seat thrills to simple moments of raw emotion."
Lennertz was excited to be the sound of this relaunch of a classic American franchise. "Zack and all the producers wanted the musical language of the title sequence to set up the score for the rest of the story, and hopefully we did just that," Lennertz explained. "It's a big story with family and adventure at the very heart. I tried to be grand and heroic, with a nod to exploration, and a hint of nostalgia. I hope it resonates with fans of the show, both old and new!"
Lennertz's favorite sequence in the pilot is featured in the track "Will and Robot". The scene is "where Will and the robot not only meet, but form a true bond in the midst of a harrowing adventure. Zack wanted it to play both the wonder of the situation and the danger of the robot," Lennertz described. "It was such a treat to write a long cue like the classic sci-fi that I grew up with, where an entire relationship shifts over the course of the piece and Will's emotion soars on top of the action and danger underneath. I really put myself in the mind of my 12 year-old self and tried to write it from the point of view."
"Much like the Robinsons themselves, there's an underlying sense of hope to the music," said Estrin. "It's a sonic rollercoaster full of fun and heartand more than a few moments that make you want to raise your arms and cheer."
One can't address Lost in Space without addressing John Williams' original main title theme. "From the beginning, the producers wanted a classic main title sequence to play during at least some of the episodes," said Lennertz. "I wanted to tease the show's premise with a hint of the Alpha Centauri program theme, then a full statement of the new Lost in Space theme, followed by a triumphant finish that showcased now legendary composer John Williams' original theme from season 3 that people are so familiar with. It was such an honor to be able to incorporate such a classic melody from the man who made me fall in love with film music from the very beginning."