The actress Hilary Swank, will play the lead role in Netflix’s “Away” drama series produced by Jason Katims and Matt Reeves.Swank, aged 44, will play the role of astronaut Emma Green, who has to leave behind her husband and teenage daughter to lead an international team to Mars.
The series is inspired by an article written by Chris Jones for Esquire, and his creators say he will talk about hope and humanity.
Netflix commissioned in June 2018 ten episodes for which Swank will be an executive producer.
Jessica Goldberg will be showrunner, screenwriter and executive producer, alongside Katims, Reeves, Adam Kassan, Michelle Lee and Andrew Hinderaker, who wrote the first episode. Ed Zwick will direct the first episode and be an executive producer.
“Away” is produced by Universal Television, True Jack Productions and 6th & Idaho.