With the Away series, Netflix streaming platform is also trying to place its pawns in The Space Conquest, a sector that has been in vogue in recent years.
From the visionary who brought you Friday Night Lights comes an epic, emotional story of love and sacrifice, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank.
Should this be seen as a consequence of the renewed interest of scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs in space? While projects for the Moon or Mars are multiplying, not to mention simple space tourism, Hollywood and the world of entertainment in the broadest sense seem to be heading in the same direction. We've already had the very bad Space Force series on Netflix and the great For All Mankind on Apple TV+, to name just two recent projects. Another one has just been added to the list, the Away series, also announced for Netflix.
Away, a major role for Hilary Swank
The series, of which a trailer has been put online (see below) is announced for September 4th. Like Proxima, Alice Winocour's series, the series offers a particular angle, to say the least. It follows the tribulations of an astronaut, Emma Green, who was sent to Mars. She is also forced to abandon her husband and daughter when they need her. In the lead role, we find Hilary Swank, accompanied by Josh Carles (The Good Wife) and Talitha Bateman (Annabelle 2). Relationships between the members of the mission are complicated by the fact that their loved ones are missing.
The series is supervised by Matt Reeves (also at the controls of the next Batman movie) and Jason Katims (Friday Nights Light). In other words, for the return of the actress on the small screen, the project promises to be rather ambitious.
If the series is not adapted from a true story, it takes on the other hand its roots in an article of theAmerican media Esquire. We followed the last months of the astronaut Scott Kelly before the takeoff of his mission.