Netflix has released a short teaser for upcoming drama series “Away” which stars, and is executive-produced by, Hilary Swank. The 10-episode series is loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name and will premiere on September 4th. Josh Charles (“The Good Wife”) also stars as Matt Logan, a NASA engineer whose wife is commanding the first mission to Mars. He faces the already enormous challenges of dealing with the mission from home, while trying to raise their teenage daughter on his own, but when he goes through a life-altering experience in the first episode he will understand the true cost of what it means to be away from each other.The drama is described as “an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavour – the first human mission to Mars”. Swank will star as Emma Green, 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.
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.
Other cast includes: Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims, Edward Zwick, Adam Kassan, Andrew Hinderaker, Jeni Mulein and Michelle Lee.