Netflix Plans Mars Mission & Greek Myth Dramas

Netflix has ordered two new drama series – “Away” about humanity’s attempt to reach Mars, and “Kaos” which is a darkly comic spin on ancient Greek mythology.

“Away” is inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article and follows 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.

The series hails from writers Jason Katims (“Rise,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Andrew Hinderaker (“Penny Dreadful,” “The Path”) and will be executive produced by ‘Apes’ series filmmaker Matt Reeves. A showrunner will be secured shortly.

“Kaos” comes from “The End of The F—ing World” creator Charlie Covell and is dubbed a “darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.”

No cast or other creative talent was announced. Both shows will get ten episodes first season.

The news comes as the streaming giant also set a September 21st launch date for its Tony Danza and Josh Groban-led dramedy series “Good Cop”, and announced a book franchise based on “Stranger Things” with one of the early titles being a prequel about Eleven’s mother.

Source: TV Line