Netflix Orders Mars Mission Set Love Story Series Away

Netflix orders Mars mission set love story series Away

Netflix has announced the official order of a brand new series titled Away, hailing from playwright and Penny Dreadful, Pure Genius writer Andrew Hinderaker. The series will also be executive produced by Matt Reeves as part of his deal with the streaming service.

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Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, Away is an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavor – the first human mission to Mars. Emma Green is an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous, year-long mission. Away is a series about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things.

Universal Television, True Jack Productions, and 6th & Idaho will produce the series which has Hinderaker set as writer and co-executive producer alongside Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Roswell) plus Reeves, Michelle Lee (Rise, The Path), Adam Kassan (Black Mass, End of Watch), and Jeni Mulein.

It was announced earlier this year that Reeves’ production company has entered and exclusive multi-year deal with Netflix to create new series and feature films for the streaming service.

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