'Away': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Hilary Swank space drama on Netflix

A short clip introduces us to Swank as American astronaut Emma Green, weightless in a space capsule and far away from her family, eager to return home to see them


                            'Away': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Hilary Swank space drama on Netflix
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Netflix just dropped the first trailer of 'Away', a space drama series starring Hilary Swank. Created by Andrew Hinderaker, the series follows an astronaut's quest to return home to her loved ones. Here is everything you need to know about the series:

Release date

'Away' is set to release on September 4, 2020. 

Plot

According to the official synopsis of the series, "'Away' is a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way." "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."

Cast

Hilary Swank as Emma Green

Hilary Swank (Getty Images)

The Academy Award-winning actress is known for her performance as Brandon Teena, a transman in the biographical drama film 'Boys Don't Cry', a role for which she received her first Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. She is also known for her work on 'I Am Mother', 'Iron Jawed Angels', 'Red Dust', 'The Reaping', 'Amelia', and 'Trust'. 

Josh Charles as Matt Logan

Josh Charles (Getty Images)

Charles is known for his role as Dan Rydell in 'Sports Night' and Will Gardner in 'The Good Wife', which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His performance as Knox Overstreet in 'Dead Poets Society' had earned him recognition. Alongside Swank and Charles star Talitha Bateman as Alexis Logan, Ato Essandoh as Kwesi, Mark Ivanir as Misha, Ray Panthaki as Ram, and Vivian Wu as Yu. 

Creators

The series is created by Andrew Hinderaker, and executive produced by Hinderaker, showrunner Jessica Goldberg, Katims, Matt Reeves, Edward Zwick, Swank, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein.

Trailers

Netflix hasn't released an official trailer yet, but here is a little sneak peek you can indulge in:



 

The short clip introduces us to Swank as American astronaut Emma Green, weightless in the space capsule. Far away from her family, she is eager to return home to see her family. "I miss you so much," she tearfully says to a photograph of her family. Will she successfully return home?

Where to watch

All 10 episodes of 'Away' will be available to stream on Netflix on September 4, 2020.

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