Last year popular star Hilary Swank finished her voluntary break through Netflix’s ‘Away’ where she guides the global space team on their operation to Mars. During the adventurous journey all unit members including Misha Popov, Lu Wang, Dr. Kwesi Weisberg-Abban, Ram Arya, and Emma develop a strong bond as they try to control the emotions of their long wait to interact with their dear ones again.
Developed by Andrew Hinderaker the drama succeeded in getting decent responses from viewers with the help of its riveting storyline and appealing performances from the actors. The show has gathered decent 6.6/10 stars on the IMDb and a critics approval score of 59% on Rotten Tomatoes. Definitely, these stats are not as good as they should have been. The sci-fi drama has got mixed responses from the audience as well as critics.
After seeing these figures of the show fans are worried whether the next iteration will come or not. If you also have this doubt in your mind here is what you should know –
Away Season 2 Release Date: Are We Getting To Know It?
The first iteration of the series aired on 4th September 2020 on Netflix. It comprises 10 episodes with a duration of 45-50 minutes per episode. Now, as far as the upcoming season is concerned, here is what you should read. We are dishearted to inform you that Netflix has dropped the second season of the sci-fi drama. The news arrived a month after the series premiered on the platform, at the same time when Jessica Goldberg stated to Esquire she anticipated getting some sort of news like this.
Shortly after the arrival of the drama on Netflix, it acquired the place in the network’s top dramas and it also secured “#1 on Netflix” position. Away was in the top 10 Nielsen viewing rankings for several weeks in a row, maintaining the #2 position during the entire week of its launch. The drama’s instant success hinted at a rapid renewal but that didn’t happen and we are slightly familiar with the reasons behind this cancellation. The reports of Esquire claim that Netflix invested $6 million per episode to create the first season which makes Away one of the most costly Netflix dramas.
Now, to make Away season 2 again a big budget and huge amount of time were required which Netflix wasn’t ready to invest. So, this could be a reason for the discontinuation of the series. Also, it won’t be wrong to say that the problems that developed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak played a big role in the cancellation of the drama. However, Away is not the first show which has suffered the loss. In the last couple of months, Netflix has called off several popular shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Dead to Me, Ozark, Altered Carbon, Teenage Bounty Hunters, etc.
How Will Away Season 2 Plot Be?
During the beginning season, Emma and her team deny accepting the reality that they are restricted to stay away from their families for three years. When the craft Atlas move towards space, the composure and courage of the team members are checked as they face several technical and sentimental hardships. At the last, Emma and Ram sort out the problems between them whereas Misha talks to Lu in a way that boosts his lost morale and enthusiasm.
In the ending, the team eventually arrives on Mars but they had to pay for it. Misha’s eyesight has been damaged badly and now she can no longer see things. At space’s main office the kinsfolk feels comfortable and calm as soon as they witness the photograph of the five-people team standing on the planet and leaving a happy impression through their faces. If the showrunners commission Away Season 2 then maybe it will start from where the first season left off.
Since the team has reached the Red Planet, the next season will manifest the team’s deeds on Mars as they attempt to complete their goal of determining whether the human can live there or not. The underestimated biologist Dr. Kwesi may best utilize his brain by eliminating all odds to develop a garden on the planet. And on the earth, Alexis and Matt will keep waiting until they meet Emma again.
Who Will Be Part Of Away Season 2 Cast?
You might be thinking that if the show gets a renewal in the future then who will be in it and who will not. In the first season, we have seen that the entire operation is headed by Emma Green. The popular actress is recognized for working in movies like ‘Million Dollar Baby’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry.’ Nowadays, we have observed that the showrunners don’t alter the core actors of the show when they make the next iterations. So, if we consider this point then Hilary Swank (as Emma Green) and other previous actors should come back in Away season 2.
Credible sources like The Cinemaholic are also anticipating that core actors of the show will return in the second season. Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Vivian Wu, Monique Gabriela Curnen, and many others have been crucial parts of the show. They all are expected to be seen in the upcoming season. If the second season releases after a long gap then some new actors can also be seen in it. Apart from this, we don’t know more about the forthcoming season’s cast as there aren’t any official details related to it. The actors who can be witnessed in the Away season 2 episodes are –
- Hilary Swank will play her role as Emma Green.
- Josh Charles will replicate his role as Matt Logan.
- Vivian Wu will be seen as Lu Wang.
- Mark Ivanir will portray the character of Misha Popov.
- Ato Essandoh will display the character of Kwesi Weisberg-Abban.
- Ray Panthaki will present the character of Group Captain Ram Arya.
- Talitha Bateman will play the role of Alexis “Lex” Logan.
- Monique Gabriela Curnen will replicate her role as Melissa Ramirez.
- Michael Patrick Thornton will be seen as Dr. Putney.
- Martin Cummins will portray the character of Jack Willmore.
- Gabrielle Rose will display the character of Darlene Cole.
- Brian Markinson will present the character of George Lane.
- Alessandro Juliani will play the role of Dr. Lawrence Madigan.
How Many Episodes Will Be In Away Season 2?
In the first season, we have watched 10 episodes which are –
- Episode 1: Go
- Episode 2: Negative Return
- Episode 3: Half the Sky
- Episode 4: Excellent Chariots
- Episode 5: Space Dogs
- Episode 6: A Little Faith
- Episode 7: Goodnight Mars
- Episode 8: Vital Signs
- Episode 9: Spektr
- Episode 10: Home
Since the series has been axed by Netflix, we don’t have any valid information about the upcoming season’s episodes to tell you. However, we have noticed that nowadays almost all OTT platforms launch new shows with a pack of 10 episodes. So, it has become a trend and if Away season 2 follows this trend then it will consist of 10 episodes.
Away Season 2 Trailer: When Will It Arrive?
I already informed you earlier in this post that Netflix has halted the series and it’s not even clear whether the show will go ahead in the future or not. That’s why it’s too early to guess the release date of the second season’s trailer. You will have to wait to know any progressive update about the trailer.