Mars Joint Initiative's exploration continues, but don't expect to see green men in season 2.
'Away,' the sci-fi drama starring Hilary Swank, is one of the most expensive Netflix shows of all time.
The show reportedly costs $6 million per episode but is well worth the price tag.
'Away' follows a group of scientists and astronauts led by Emma (Swank) on their expedition to Mars.
And while the show's jaw-dropping fireballs in space surely left the viewers in awe, it's the message about hope, humanity, and helping each other to achieve impossible things that gets embedded in the minds and hearts of the viewers.
After a highly successful season 1, let's find out what's next for the series.
We're still waiting for Away's renewal as of this writing, although we're pretty confident we'll get an announcement soon.
The show dropped in the platform on September 4th and has since skyrocketed in the streamer's top 10.
This surely is a positive sign for 'Away.' We know how Netflix gives importance to viewership records, and with the show's popularity, we're confident they'll please the streaming giant enough to secure a renewal.
The show is yet to get the green light from Netflix, but if we take a look at the past season's production schedule, it's safe to say we're likely to get season 2 at least by the third or last quarter of 2021.
That's if they manage to get the renewal before the year ends and would not experience production delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Even before receiving the official announcement of the shows renewal, writer and executive producer Jessica Goldberg has already drafted a plan regarding the show's direction.
Albeit, to set the expectations straight, this does not involve green men on Mars.
“When I say life, I mean like a microorganism,” Goldberg said via Inverse. “I don’t mean an alien. The show would never go in that direction.”
In season one, we saw five leading space agencies work together to bring the finest astronauts and scientists to Mars.
There was little focus on private-sector space exploration, but Goldberg has teased this will likely change in the next season.
"I do feel that's a story that's super important," Goldberg revealed, "Right now, we can't get anywhere without that private-sector money, and I think it would be great to bring that storyline in."
She added that the idea has been discussed a lot by the show's writers.
On the other hand, there are also small details that need attention. Away may have mesmerized the audience with space exploration tales, but there's no denying that the show's core moves around people's relationships.
How much will the exploration affect the space crew's relationship with their family and loved ones on Earth while they are millions of miles away?
We'll have to wait for season 2 to get some answers.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but naturally, we're looking at the main cast members to reprise their roles and continue the show's narrative to season 2.
Main cast members include Hilary Swank as Emma Green, Josh Charles as Matt Logan, Vivian Wu as Lu Wang, Mark Ivanir as Misha, Ato Essandoh as Kwesi, Ray Panthaki as Group Captain Ram Arya, and Talitha Bateman as Alexis "Lex" Logan, among others.
Netflix is yet to renew 'Away' for season 2. While waiting for more updates, let's take a look at season 1's trailer below. If you haven't watched the full episodes yet, go right away to Netflix.