Another drama series is all set to release on Netflix this Friday, September 4. The streamer is going to take you on NASA’s first mission to Mars with its drama series, Away which stars Oscar winner Hilary Swank as American astronaut Emma Green, who’s the commander of this mission.
In the trailer, we see Emma bidding goodbye to her engineer husband Matt and teen daughter Lex before exploding into space along with her entire crew. All that starts on a good and smooth note, gets a little bumpy ahead.
As the crew’s journey into space intensifies, their dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex.
Matt suddenly loses consciousness and ends up bed-ridden in the hospital, and Emma’s fellow astronauts have plenty of problems of their own. Plus, Emma stumbles during a shuttle mishap.
‘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 Mullein.
According to reports in Deadline, Swank recently spoke about the series. She said, “I love that this commander of the mission to Mars is a woman and that’s not the drama of the story. That shows how far we’ve come towards equality. The drama was these richly, racial backgrounds, these people who are on this journey, working towards a goal together, while having this gravitational pull to Earth, these families that made it a love story.”
Talking about her character she said, “My character was dealing with this dream come true of this mission to Mars, dream come true of being a mother, which was unexpected, and growing these deep relationships with these other human beings she was on this mission with and breaking through these stereotypes.”
Are you excited to watch this Mars mission?