Talitha Bateman (“Love, Simon”), Ato Essandoh (“Altered Carbon”), Mark Ivanir (“Homeland”), Ray Panthaki (“Colette”) and Vivian Wu (“Dead Pigs”) have joined the cast of the space drama series “Away” at Netflix.
Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, the story centers on Emma Green (Hilary Swank), an American astronaut who must leave her sick husband Matt (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Bateman) behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission.
Essandoh plays Kwesi, a British-Ghanaian botanist and the mission’s only rookie astronaut. Ivanir portrays Misha, a veteran Russian cosmonaut and the ship’s engineer. Panthaki will play Ram, an Indian astronaut and the crew’s medic, co-pilot and second-in-command. Wu plays Yu, a Chinese taikonaut and the crew’s geologist and chemist.
Jessica Goldberg (“The Path”) serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Andrew Hinderaker, Jason Katim, Michelle Lee, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein executive produce.