'Away' Release Date, Cast, Synopsis: Everything You Need to Know About the Netflix Series

'Away' star Hilary Swank
'Away' star Hilary Swank / Kevin Winter/Getty Images

You can’t head to the movies for a larger-than-life outer space flick right now. Still, that shouldn’t stop you from getting in on the action. Netflix’s mission-to-Mars series Away is right around the corner, and it features a cast worthy of any summer blockbuster. Here’s everything you need to know about the show. 

Away Release Date

The series drops Sept. 4 on Netflix.

Away Cast

At the helm is Hilary Swank, who stars alongside Josh Charles, Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu, and Monique Curnen.  

Away Synopsis

The show follows astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) as she leads her crew on the first mission to Mars. Of course, it wouldn’t be a space drama without some family drama (does anyone else remember how much time Sandra Bullock spent worrying about her personal life in Gravity?), so Green has to grapple with the decision to leave her husband and daughter behind as she embarks on her epic adventure.