Netflix has released the official trailer for Away, Jason Katims’ new space drama series, starring Hilary Swank.
Swank stars as American astronaut Emma Green, whose lifelong dream has been to be on the first mission to Mars. The trailer opens to the haunting strains of Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”, played on the piano by her husband, Matt, portrayed by Josh Charles, as Emma gives her teenage daughter Lex (Talitha Bateman) a planet-themed charm bracelet as a going-away gift. “This is the Earth, the Moon, Mars, and the string is me making my way back to you,” Green tells Lex, ahead of her departure into the unknown on a treacherous, yearlong mission. The series explores themes about the human spirit and what it is capable of when faced with life’s greatest tests. 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 is created by Andrew Hinderaker and executive produced by Katims and showrunner Jessica Goldberg. Matt Reeves, Hinderaker, Edward Zwick, Swank, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein also executive produce.
Cast also includes Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu and Monique Curnen.
Away premieres globally on Netflix on Friday, September 4.
Check out the trailer above.
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