Netflix has greenlit a new 10 part space drama, Away, from Jason Katims (Rise, Friday Night Lights) and Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful).
Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, Away is an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavour – the first human mission to Mars.
Emma Green is 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. Away is a series about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things.
Katims will executive produce alongside Felicity co-creator Matt Reeves, for Universal Television, True Jack Productions, 6th & Idaho.
No airdate has been announced.