Meet the Cast Joining Hilary Swank and Josh Charles in Netflix Sci-Fi Drama ‘Away’ (PHOTOS)

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Hilary Swank (Emma Green)

Emma is an American astronaut sent on a mission that will force her to leave her husband and daughter behind on Earth

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Josh Charles (Matt Logan)

Emma’s husband and a NASA engineer

Talitha Bateman
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Talitha Bateman (Alexis Logan)

Emma and Matt’s teen daughter Alexis faces familial challenges as her mother is away and her father deals with a health crisis

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Ato Essandoh (Kwesi)

A British-Ghanaian, Kwesi is a botanist and the rookie astronaut on the mission with Emma

Vivian Wu
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Vivian Wu (Lu)

A crew member of the space mission, Lu is a geologist and chemist

Ray Panthaki
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Ray Panthaki (Ram)

Ram serves as the crew’s medic, co-pilot and second-in-command

Mark Ivanir
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Mark Ivanir (Misha)

Misha is described as a veteran Russian cosmonaut and the ship’s engineer

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Netflix’s space-set sci-fi series Away continues to grow as five new stars are added to the roster.

The newcomers join previously-announced stars Hilary Swank and Josh Charles. Away tells the story of Emma Green, an American astronaut sent on a mission towards the stars. Leaving her husband and daughter behind, Emma will embark on a journey like no other as she commands an international space crew on a treacherous adventure.

Away will explore themes of hope, humanity and how people need each other to soar to great heights. The show is loosely based on journalist Chris Jones’ 2014 article for Esquire, which told the story of astronaut Scott Kelly’s mission to space.

Meet the stars, including the five latest additions, by clicking through the gallery above.

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