Away: Season 1

Away: Season 1

Away: Season 1

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank leads this 10-episode space drama as an astronaut who makes the painful decision to part with her family for an extensive voyage across the stars.

As American astronaut Emma Green (Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. As the crew's journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex. 

2020USANetflix
DramaScience Fiction

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EPISODE 1.1
4 September 2020

Go

As the mission launches, Emma finds her mettle as commander tested by an onboard accident, a divided crew and a family emergency back on Earth.

EPISODE 1.2
4 September 2020

Negative Return

When a ship malfunction threatens the voyage before it's barely begun, Emma works with a wary Misha on a high-risk repair operation.

EPISODE 1.3
4 September 2020

Half the Sky

A staff change at Mission Control upsets the usually unflappable Lu, and the fallout undermines Emma's command. Matt encourages Lex to return to school.

EPISODE 1.4
4 September 2020

Excellent Chariots

Emma puts herself in harm's way when Ram unwittingly endangers the lives of everyone on the Atlas. Matt must make a wrenching decision about his future.

EPISODE 1.5
4 September 2020

Space Dogs

As Christmas approaches, the crew prepares to make their final calls home before communication grows spotty. Matt and Lex adjust to their new normal.

EPISODE 1.6
4 September 2020

A Little Faith

Tempers flare on the Atlas over a water-system glitch and an act of betrayal. As Matt works on the ship's issue, he accidentally meets Lex's new friend.

EPISODE 1.7
4 September 2020

Goodnight Mars

Emma's behavior becomes a cause for concern, Kwesi and Lu team up on a plant mystery, and Lex makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences.

EPISODE 1.8
4 September 2020

Vital Signs

A problem with Atlas' supply ship jeopardizes the mission and sparks questions about Emma's commitment to landing on Mars.

EPISODE 1.9
4 September 2020

Spektr

Emotions run high as rapidly dwindling water rations on the Atlas leave the crew and Mission Control scrambling to find a fix before time runs out.

EPISODE 1.10
4 September 2020

Home

With only hours to go before Atlas' planned touchdown on Mars, Emma is confronted with everything that could go wrong, while Lu receives new orders.

Away: Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It’s the smaller-scale issues that hit the balance between exoticism and relatability that the rest of the series has so much trouble locating. But as the season chugs along, the team-building takes the form of crew members giving each other nonstop inspirational speeches.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

“Away” isn’t illustrative of its top-flight cast and crew’s abilities. Perhaps it could find a better balance in Season 2, or perhaps this is the space show people want, even if it’s not what they deserve.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

I remain, as always, a sucker for anything even vaguely NASA-themed, but also for the kind of nuanced, hyperemotional family drama that Goldberg and Katims did on a show like Parenthood. Away only gets the space half of things right, but it often gets that half very right.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Even if the script doesn’t always deliver, Away looks the part, and television really has come a long way, in terms of the scale of what we can see on the small screen.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It needs Will Bates’s strong, stirring score; it needs Joni Mitchell’s River, too, to give it a midway lift at Christmas, in a sappy-sweet montage with tinsel strewn across the living quarters. It’s a little less than binge-worthy on every level, but as space soap, it passes the time.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The sagas of the families left behind—largely, family life sociology with a touch of soap opera—are, at least, watchable and sometimes better than that.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Despite strong acting, convincing production design and propulsive storytelling, the weepy stuff often feels contrived. Emma’s “woman trying to have it all, astronaut edition” plot verges on insulting.

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Variety

Variety

The series has all the markers of a prestige consideration of what it means for humanity to take flight, but leans so heavily on inspirational tropes of the genre that it never, itself, soars.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A self-important patchwork of space clichés and boilerplate family conflict that never manages to make it into orbit.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Everyone’s well-intentioned, fundamentally decent, and capable. There are no villains, only complicated situations. When someone suggests it’s better for an astronaut to die in space a hero than return home a coward, the argument feels profound, not diabolical. This makes the series dramatically frustrating at times, but given our current social and political climate, it’s also refreshing.

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