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THE END: AWAY Won’t Be Showing Us Mars. Netflix Cancels Series Starring Hilary Swank After One Season


Wish we were showing you Mars! — Hilary Swank.

One and done. Netflix has decided not to renew mission-to-Mars drama Away with Hilary Swank for season two, leaving us with American astronaut Emma Green and her international crew safely landed on Mars.

In the near future, a team on international astronauts are  sent on the first crewed mission to Mars. They hail from the United States, Russia, China, India, and Great Britain. If all goes well, they will be away from the place they call home and the people they love for three years. During this time, their relationships both on Earth and in space will be tested, as they struggle to stay alive and on course.

Starring Hilary Swank as American astronaut Emma Green, Josh Charles as her husband NASA engineer Matt Logan and Talitha Batema as her teenage daughter Alexis.

The cancellation was a surprise since Away seemed popular, appearing in Netflix’s Top Ten rankings (but Netflix counts watching the first two minutes as a view which isn’t a reliable barometer of popularity) and reached No. 2 on Neilsen’s streaming viewership rankings.

Hilary Swank’s reaction:

Love and hope will always remain my “North Star” 🌟
It was an incredible journey my compadres. 🧑🏿‍🚀👩🏽‍🚀🧑🏼‍🚀🧑🏽‍🚀
And thank YOU to all my extraordinary followers who watched and supported our beautiful show. Wish we were showing you Mars! Until the next one ✌🏽.

One Away fan was angry that Another Life got a second season while Away didn’t. Katee Sackhoff responded.

Both shows filmed in Vancouver.

Cast: Hilary Swank, Josh Charles, Talitha Bateman, Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Ray Panthaki, Monique Curnen, Vivian Wu.

Episodes: 10.

Showrunner: Jessica Goldberg.

The series was inspired by Esquire’s article Away about real-life astronaut Scott Kelly’s mission in space.

Writer/Producers: Andrew Hinderaker. Jason Katims.

Director: Ed Zwick.

Producers: Hilary Swank. Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan.

Away filmed in Vancouver last Fall and into the Winter, much of it in studio.

Hilary Swank was spotted at a Vancouver Canucks game.


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‪In that tuque, you’re Hilary Swanky! 👌‬

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Season One is available on Netflix.

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