“I miss you guys,” Swank’s character Emma Green says in the clip, holding a family photo that shows her husband (Josh Charles) and 15-year-old daughter (Talitha Bateman) before allowing it to float on the ship. “I love you so much. And just remember, the further away I get, I’m just getting closer to being back to you.”
The series revolves around Green, who is leading an international crew on the first mission to Mars — which will take three years. Her family life on Earth gets increasingly strained and difficult in her absence. She’s accompanied by Russian cosmonaut (Misha Popov), botanist Kwesi Weisberg-Adebayo (Ato Essandoh), Air Force fighter pilot Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki) and chemist Lu Wang (Vivian Wu).
Away was created by Andrew Hinderaker. Showrunner Jessica Goldberg executive-produced the show, as well as Swank, Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, Andrew Hinderaker, Edward Zwick, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein.
Swank last starred in The Hunt, a 2019 horror-thriller that was originally scheduled to hit theaters in September 2019 but was canceled after being criticized by President Trump. It was officially released in March 2020.