Away follows the first crewed expedition to Mars, the Joint Mars Initiative. An international crew consisting of a Chinese female chemist, a Russian male cosmonaut who holds the world’s most experience in space, an Indian male medical officer astronaut who is second in command, and a British African male botanist with no experience in space, commanded by American female astronaut Emma Green (Swank). Emma has a teenage daughter, and a husband who trained as an astronaut with equivalent experience to Emma, who might have commanded the mission except for his grounding due to a medical condition. The three-year mission takes off from the Moon. The Chinese and Russian crew members do not trust Emma’s ability to command, based on her performance in an accidental fire during pre-launch preparation.
The series is described as being “about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things.”
SCANable provided 3D LiDAR scanning for season one of the series.