Hilary Swank blasts off on the first mission to Mars in the trailer for new Netflix series Away.
Swank plays American astronaut Emma Green as she prepares to lead an international crew to the planet, leaving behind her husband Matt, played by Josh Charles, and teenage daughter Lex, played by Talitha Bateman.
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.
Watch the first trailer below.
The trailer shows Swank’s character telling her daughter she will come back, and reassuring her husband she will only be gone for three years.
But while she is away Matt falls ill and the trailer shows him falling to the floor and later in a hospital bed with bandages around his head.
Gangs Of London star Ray Panthaki plays Ram Arya, an Air Force fighter pilot from India, second-in-command to Emma and the crew’s medic, while Mark Ivanir plays Misha Popov, a Russian cosmonaut and engineer on the mission.
Executive produced by Swank and The Batman director Matt Reeves, the series was created by writers Jessica Goldberg and Andrew Hinderaker, loosely inspired by an Esquire article of the same name by Chris Jones. The Last Samurai director Ed Zwick has helmed one episode of the show’s 10-episode first season.
The series will launch on Netflix on 4 September.