Getting tired of life on Earth? Head to Mars instead with Hilary Swank in Netflix’s upcoming series Away.
The upcoming series from creator Andrew Hinderaker stars Swank as Emma Green. An American astronaut and former Navy pilot leading the first mission to Mars. As Green prepares her international crew for the mission, she grapples with the fact that she’s leaving her family behind.
Check out the trailer for Away below.
Away promises emotional drama on an epic scale. As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, so too do the complex feelings brought about by separating from their families. The series premieres on Netflix Friday, September 4.
More About The Characters Of Away
Emma Green (Hilary Swank): A former Navy pilot and American astronaut. She is headstrong and intelligent, but also empathetic. Her mission forces her to leave behind her husband Matt and daughter Lex (Talitha Bateman).
Matt Logan (Josh Charles): A chief engineer at NASA. On top of assisting with his wife’s space mission from Earth. He faces the challenge of raising their teenage daughter on his own.
Misha Popov (Mark Ivanir): A Russian cosmonaut and engineer – the most experienced member of the crew. He’s egoistic, but secretly struggling with the personal sacrifices he made to join the mission.
Kwesi Weisberg-Adebayo (Ato Essandoh): A British citizen from Ghana and a world-renowned botanist. Good humored and modest, he hopes to grow life on Mars.
Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki): An Air Force fighter pilot from India. While the other astronauts are forced to reckon with their attachments to earth and their families, Ram is quite alone in the world.
Lu Wang (Vivian Wu): A Chinese chemist. Intelligent and pragmatic, Lu seems focused, but she too struggles with a complex personal life.
Melissa Ramirez (Monique Curnen): Emma’s Crew Support Astronaut – her liaison to Earth. A former astronaut herself, Melissa gave up her career to care for her special needs child. She takes care of Lex in Matt and Emma’s absence.
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