Netflix Releases New Trailer for Space Drama Away Starring Hilary Swank
Speaking to USA Today about the new series, Swank revealed that the show hits close to home as her own childhood dream was to be an astronaut.
"I wanted to be an astronaut before I wanted to be an actor, which was about the age of 9," Swank said. "It still has the same feeling for me now as it did then, the whole idea of something bigger than us and the unknown. I still would love to go to space someday, but being an actor and playing an astronaut is second best."
The show's cast also includes Mark Ivanir as Misha Popov, a Russian cosmonaut and engineer on the mission; Ato Essandoh as Kwesi Weisberg-Adebayo, a British citizen from Ghana and world-renowned botanist who hopes to grow life on Mars; Panthaki as Ram Arya, an Air Force fighter pilot from India; Vivian Wu as Lu Wang, a chemist and astronaut representing China; and Monique Curnen as Melissa Ramirez, a former astronaut who is Emma's Crew Support Astronaut who takes care of Lex in Matt and Emma's absence.
Created by Andrew Hinderaker, the series is executive produced by showrunner Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, Hinderaker, Swank, Edward Zwick, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein.
Away hits Netflix on Sep. 4.
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