Hilary Swank is going to space.
The two-time Oscar winner is set to star in “Away,” a Netflix drama from producers Jason Katims (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Matt Reeves (“Planet of the Apes” movies).
Swank will play Emma Green, an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking on a treacherous mission. The drama explores hope, humanity and how people need one another in order to achieve the impossible.
The series is loosely inspired by an Esquire article by Chris Jones. Playwright Andrew Hinderaker will pen the script for the first episode and executive produce along with Katims and Reeves.
Jessica Goldberg, creator of Hulu’s “The Path” (which Katims produced) will serve as showrunner.
Swank, who won Academy Awards for “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby,” most recently appeared in FX’s “Trust.”
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