Or, more to the point, Mars.
In Netflix’s latest release, Away, coming Sept. 4. Swank plays an American astronaut who reluctantly leaves behind her family and friends, and is Mars bound, in this new 10 part series. Interestingly enough, Away is loosely based on an article featured in Esquire, that covered real life events of astronaut, Scott Kelly, simulating a trip to the red planet.
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.
It sounds like this one is going for the emotional jugular with a tight claustrophobic narrative, set aboard their capsule, as it heads for Mars. Maybe not as action filled as we’re use to be, but atmospheric? Oh, I bet, and then some.