An elite worldwide crew of astronauts should depart household and associates behind for a three-year crewed mission to Mars in Away, a brand new science fiction drama from Netflix, starring Hilary Swank. Created by Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful), the 10-episode sequence was impressed by a 2014 Esquire article by Chris Jones about astronaut Scott Kelly’s year-long sojourn aboard the International Space Station with a Russian cosmonaut—the longest house mission in American historical past.
Per the official synopsis:
Away is an exciting, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the unbelievable developments people can obtain and the private sacrifices they need to make alongside the best way. As American astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank, I Am Mother, Boys Don’t Cry) prepares to guide a global crew on the primary mission to Mars, she should reconcile her resolution to depart behind her husband (Josh Charles, The Good Wife) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman, Countdown) once they want her probably the most. As the crew’s journey into house intensifies, their private dynamics and the results of being away from their family members again on Earth grow to be more and more advanced. Away reveals that generally to achieve for the celebrities, we should depart house behind.
The trailer opens with Emma’s NASA engineer husband Matt taking part in the opening bars of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” on a piano, as she presents their daughter Alexis with a present: a necklace with three stones, representing Earth, the Moon, and Mars. “And the string is me making my way back to you. So just remember, the further away I get, I’m actually getting closer to being back to you.”
She additionally assures Matt that it is solely a three-year mission.
“OK, I guess I won’t miss you,” he says.
The liftoff appears to go easily, with folks watching the dwell feed from all around the world, and Emma’s crew settles in. Misha Popov (Mark Ivanir, For All Mankind) is a Russian cosmonaut and engineer; Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki, 28 Days Later) is a fighter pilot from India; Lu Wang (Vivian Wu, The Pillow Book) is a chemist from China; and Dr. Kwesi Weisberg-Abban (Ato Essandoh, Altered Carbon, Tales From the Loop) is an esteemed botanist from Great Britain.
But all is just not nicely again house, as we see Matt collapse instantly within the kitchen and find yourself within the hospital. Emma berates herself for not being again house together with her household, prompting a rebuke from Ram: “You think you’re the only one haunted by the sacrifices you made to get here?” And quickly hassle arises aboard their spacecraft, too, with an surprising fireplace. Apparently Emma freezes, damaging the connection together with her crewmates. So Emma must earn again their belief, because the solely method this mission will probably be a hit is that if all of them work collectively.
Away debuts on Netflix on September 4, 2020.
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