Away trailer previews Netflix’s new heart-rending sci-fi series
Netflix has released the official Away trailer for creator Andrew Hinderaker’s sci-fi drama series, featuring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s Emma Green as she goes on a groundbreaking space mission to Mars while she deals with the pain of being away from her family for three years. Executive produced by The Batman director Matt Reeves and Swank, the 10-episode series adaptation will be available for streaming on Friday, September 4. Check out the video in the player below!
Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, Away is an epic, emotional story of love and sacrifice set against humanity’s greatest endeavor. In the near future, a manned spacecraft is sent to Mars. For this high-stakes mission, a crew of elite astronauts are assembled from around the globe. They hail from the United States, Russia, China, India, and Great Britain. If all goes well, they will be away from the place they call home and the people they love for three years. During this time, their relationships both on Earth and in space will be tested, as they struggle to stay alive and stay on track in pursuit of humanity’s most important goal. The world will be watching.
Away is a series about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things. Joining Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) as Emma Green are Emmy nominee Josh Charles (The Good Wife), and Talitha Bateman (Annabelle: Creation), along with Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Ray Panthaki and Vivian Wu.
As part of his multi-year deal with Netflix, Reeves had successfully won the bidding war for the story last year against major studios such as Warner Bros, Universal and Apple. The series is created by Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful) and is set to write Away‘s first episode. The Path’s Jessica Goldberg will be the series’ showrunner and writer. She will executive produced together with Ed Zwick (Nashville), who will direct the first episode.
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.