Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank has been cast in the lead role in Netflix’s upcoming ten-episode Mars-themed space drama series “Away”. Ed Zwick will direct the first episode and Universal Television, True Jack Productions, and 6th & Idaho will produce.
Swank will play American astronaut Emma Green, who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission to the Red Planet.
The series is loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, and Swank will also executive produce. “The Path” creator Jessica Goldberg will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer, alongside Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Michelle Lee and Andrew Hinderaker.