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Josh Charles to Star Opposite Hilary Swank in Netflix Astronaut Drama ‘Away’

”The Good Wife“ alum will play a NASA engineer whose wife is commanding the first mission to Mars

Josh Charles has joined the cast of “Away,” Netflix’s upcoming astronaut drama series, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

The “Good Wife” alum will star opposite Hilary Swank in the series, which centers on an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission to Mars.

Charles will play Matt Logan, a NASA engineer whose wife (Swank) is commanding the first mission to Mars. Netflix describes it as “He faces the already enormous challenges of dealing with the mission from home while trying to raise their teenage daughter on his own, but when he goes through a life-altering experience in the first episode he will understand the true cost of what it means to be away from each other.”

Loosely inspired by a 2014 Esquire article by Chris Jones, the project comes from series creator Andrew Hinderaker, showrunner Jessica Goldberg, director Ed Zwick and executive producers Jason Katims and Matt Reeves.

Swank, Jeni Mulein (from the second episode through the season finale), Adam Kassan and Michelle Lee (on the first episode only) also serve as executive producers.

“Away” is produced by Universal Television in association with True Jack Productions and 6th & Idaho.

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