Netflix Orders Mars Mission Series ‘Away’ From Matt Reeves & Jason Katims
Netflix is heading to Mars with a brand new series ‘Away‘ from playwright Jason Katims and ‘The Batman’ writer/director Matt Reeves the streaming service has announced.
The 10-episode series is being co-written by Katims alongside fellow playwright Andrew Hinderaker and is loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name. The show is described as an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavour – the first human mission to Mars.
Emma Green is an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous, year-long mission. ‘Away’ is a series about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things.
Hinderaker & Katims previous work includes short-lived series ‘Pure Genius’ and Hulu’s ‘The Path’ which aired on Amazon in the UK. The duo will also exec produce along with Matt Reeves (‘Felicity’, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’). Reeves’ 6th & Idaho will produce the series alongside and Universal TV where Katims’ True Jack Productions. The hunt is currently on to find a showrunner for the series.
Netflix has yet to say when ‘Away‘ will land, but I wouldn’t expect it before 2019.