Netflix orders full series of Mars mission drama Away

Netflix goes back to space as sci-fi drama Away gets a full series order

Netflix is getting another space sci-fi under its asteroid belt after giving drama Away a 10-episode series order.

Not that much is known about the plot yet, but it’s being described as an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavour — the first human mission to Mars.

According to DeadlineAway will centre on Emma Green, “an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous, year-long mission. It is a series about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things.”

The show is coming from playwright Andrew Hinderaker, Jason Katims and Matt Reeves, and is being written by Hinderaker and produced by Katims’ True Jack Productions, Reeves’ 6th & Idaho and Universal TV.

Katims will serve as a writing executive producer. Also executive producing are Reeves and 6th & Idaho’s Adam Kassan. Hinderaker is a co-executive producer, while 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn is a co-producer.

Away is loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, which you can read here.

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