Netflix's Away won't be taking off for another adventure. On 20 Oct., Deadline reported that the series starring Hilary Swank has been canceled after only one season. It's unclear why Netflix decided to cancel the show, especially after it received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. It even spent time in the top 10 titles on Netflix.
The series brings space exploration a little closer to home as viewers follow Emma Green (Swank) and her international crew — Ram (Ray Panthaki), Lu (Vivian Wu), Misha (Mark Ivanir), and Kwesi (Ato Essandoh) — on a Mars expedition. As they navigate the challenges of their journey, they must also deal with the repercussions on their loved ones back home.
The astronauts eventually reach their goal and step down on red sand, which leaves fans wondering what comes next. The showrunner previously talked about their hopes for another season back in September. "I just feel like there's so much more to tell about everybody," showrunner Jessica Goldberg told Entertainment Tonight. "I feel like we just scratched the surface of the other characters and it would be wonderful to get to go deeper." Panthaki also told ET, "So much hasn't been explored in the first season, so I would like to explore these characters more and learn about their past, which I think is interesting."
We guess we'll never know what might have been, but we can always rewatch our favourite moments from the first season on Netflix.