Netflix cancels second season of Away

Brenda Watkins
October 20, 2020

Netflix has pulled the plug on the space drama series Away, starring Oscar victor Hilary Swank, about six weeks after the show's debut.

Per its official logline, the show followed American astronaut Emma Green (Swank) as she "prepares to lead an global crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Charles) and teenage daughter (Bateman) when they need her the most". The cancellation comes simply six weeks after the present's first season was launched on September 4. Tension rises when some members of the crew question Green's leadership.

It subsequently spent several weeks in the top 10 of streaming shows.

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Besides Swank, the main cast members also include Josh Charles as Green's husband, Vivian Wu, Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Ray Panthaki, and Talitha Bateman as Green's teenage daughter. Recurring forged members are Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Patrick Thornton, Martin Cummins, Gabrielle Rose, Brian Markinson, Fiona Fu, Nadia Hatta, Alessandro Juliani, Felicia Patti, Veena Sood, Anthony F. Ingram, Adam Irigoyen, Diana Bang, John Murphy, Derrick Su and Olena Medwid.

Created by Andrew Hinderaker, Away stars Swank as American astronaut Emma Inexperienced.

Variety reported Monday that Netflix canceled the space drama after one season. Music is the work of Will Bates.

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