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Netflix has ordered a drama series about humanity’s attempt to reach Mars, Variety has learned.
Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article “Away,” the series is described as an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavor: the first human mission to Mars. Emma Green is an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous, year-long mission. Netflix has ordered a 10 episode first season.
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“Away” hails from writers Jason Katims and Andrew Hinderaker. Katims will also executive produce with Hinderaker co-executive producing. Matt Reeves will executive produce via his 6th & Idaho banner, which is currently set up under a first-look deal at Netflix. Negotiations are currently underway to secure a showrunner.
6th & Idaho’s Adam Kassan will also executive produce. Michelle Lee will serve as executive producer on episode one, as she helped develop the series at True Jack before heading to Apple in December. Her replacement at True Jack, Jeni Mulein, will then co-executive produce episodes two through ten.
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Universal Television will produce along with True Jack and 6th & Idaho. True Jack is currently under an overall deal at Universal.
Reeves is also an executive producer on Fox’s upcoming series adaptation of “The Passage” and previously co-created “Felicity” with J.J. Abrams. On the film...
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