Hilary Swank has played characters who have soared the skies before, but not quite like how she does in the upcoming Netflix series, Away. From exec-producers Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, and Ed Zwick, the show finds Swank as astronaut Emma Green, the commander of NASA’s first mission to Mars.
But judging by this teaser, the series will mostly deal with Swank’s character as she copes with the idea of being away from her family when they need her, and the excitement of the journey she’s about to take. Josh Charles plays her husband and NASA engineer, with a cast that includes Talitha Bateman, Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu, and Monique Curnen.
SYNOPSIS: From Executive Producer Jason Katims, the Netflix series Away is a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way. As American astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex. Away shows that sometimes to reach for the stars, we must leave home behind. Created by Andrew Hinderaker, the series is executive produced by showrunner Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, Andrew Hinderaker, Edward Zwick, Hilary Swank, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein.
Away blasts off for Netflix on September 4th.