This Brand-New Series Has Been #1 on Netflix for a Week (& It’s a Total Must-Watch)

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve spent the last couple of months watching re-runs of your favorite shows (hello, The Office). And while there’s no shame in going back to old friends, sometimes you want to shake things up. And we’ve got just the thing.

Presenting Away, the brand-new Netflix series that premiered earlier this month and is already getting lots of buzz with critics and viewers. (It’s been the number one ranked series in the streaming service’s Top 10 TV Shows in the U.S. list for days. NBD.)

The 10-episode Netflix series, created by Andrew Hinderaker, follows Emma Green (played by Hilary Swank), a NASA astronaut who’s commanding the first manned mission to Mars with an international crew. The mission will be the longest outer-space flight in history (three years!) which, of course, means that it’s going to take quite a toll on the crew’s loved ones. As Green grapples with managing the mission in space, she also has to deal with her life back on Earth, namely her husband, NASA engineer Matt Logan (Josh Charles), and her teenage daughter, Alexis (Talitha Bateman).

Through a series of video chats (the astronauts can communicate with their families via video for a couple of months post-liftoff before the distance from Earth is too great) and flashbacks, viewers learn the backstory of the crew members...and it’s juicy.

Away is a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way,” says the streaming service.

Nail-biting and totally gripping, Away keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with plenty of interpersonal drama, as well as interplanetary action. We know what we’ll be watching tonight.

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