Unfortunately, Netflix has canceled the science fiction series, Away, just after a season. Following the news, series’ star and executive producer Hilary Swank shared her thoughts on social media. Swank posted a still shot from the series, where she is seen portraying her role in the show, Emma. Hilary Swank plays the American commander Emma Green on the show. Away recieved mixed reception from the critics, which can be the reason behind its cancellation. However, no official statement is made by the streaming giant. Yet.
Away is an American Sci-fi web series created by Andrew Hinderaker for Netflix. It aired on 4th September 2020, with ten episodes.
The show stars Hilary Swank, Josh Charles, Vivian Wu, Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, and Ray Panthakhi. Even though the show had a unique plot, it failed to stay back to entertain the audience with more episodes.
The lead, Hilary seemed sad. But, she took the news in a positive way which can be seen in her post. So, go ahead and check out her sweet message:
Swank’s Comment On The Cancellation
Swank penned down her words beautifully as she thanked her viewers and fans for supporting the show. She wrote that love and hope will always remain my ‘North Star’. Also, she said how incredible was her journey along with her ‘Compadres’.
She later thanked all her beautiful fans and viewers who watched and supported the beautiful show. Moreover, she also gave us an insight into what season 2 could have been. She wrote that they were looking forward to showing us Mars and its lifestyle in the next season. “Until next time”, she wrote in the end.
Swank portrays commander Emma, who along with her international crew is all set for her crewed mission to Mars. The first season reflects on their journey of making it safely to Mars. The second season would have been very interesting, but, unfortunately, we won’t be able to witness it.
Ben Travers from Indie Wire explained why the show failed. He said the show is not strong enough to entertain people as they made it for a broad audience. Trevors also said how the show is not nerve-wracking and is unable to keep the viewers excited for what’s going to happen next. He later said how the show does not want to explore more about space and is actually a family drama.
Away has now joined the list of the ‘high profile shows’ Netflix canceled this year. earlier, this month, the streaming giant canceled the comedy-drama ‘Glow’. It was critically acclaimed and also had a huge fan base, but, somehow was dropped. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” and “I Am Not Okay With This” are also some of the show which Netflix canceled previously.
The ongoing pandemic is also a partial reason behind the cancellation and postponement of some shows. So, we wish things get better soon before another one of our favorites gets canceled.