Being an astronaut isn’t easy, and that job is made all the more difficult when there are missions taking these space explorers away from their family for extended periods of time. In Netflix’s new drama series Away, a mission to Mars will take an international group of astronauts away from their families for three years. For Emma Green (Hilary Swank), it might just be too much to handle as she struggles with leaving behind her family and staying strong as the commander of the mission. Read More »
Earlier this year, Hilary Swank got caught up in The Hunt. But over at Netflix, she’ll be leaving Earth behind in the new space drama series Away, which finds her as an astronaut on a high stakes mission to Mars. Not only does she have to deal with the pressure of her job, but also of leaving behind her family and home. The first Away trailer has arrived, teasing a series that looks much more interesting than Netflix’s last foray into space. Read More »
Opening like a video game (an aesthetic that remains throughout the film’s runtime), Away begins with a young boy – who shall remain our nameless protagonist throughout the film – who wakes up hanging from a parachute in the middle of a forest. We have no idea about his surroundings and neither does he. Before he can free himself and find his way out of this strange place, our hero must face a large behemoth of a monster that follows the kid wherever he goes.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- John Lithgow joins HBO’s Perry Mason reboot.
- Watch a trailer for the new season of The Detour.
- Annapurna will produce a series on the college admissions scandal.
- Hilary Swank will head to space for the Netflix series Away.
- She’s Gotta Have It season 2 releases its trailer.
- A Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will launch a 20-city tour.
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have its own Black Mirror-style interactive special.
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In the latest step in Netflix’s plan for world domination (or at least their plan to dominate all of our free time), the streaming service has announced two new original TV series will be coming to the platform. One is called Away, a sci-fi romance set during a mission to Mars that’s being produced by War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. And the other is a fantasy series called Kaos, which hails from the creator of The End of the F***ing World. Read more about both of the new Netflix shows below.
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