Hilary Swank starrer Away season 2 has been cancelled by Netflix over a month after the first season came out on 4th September.
The news of Away season 2 being cancelled comes even after the show gathered impressive ratings, On Netflix’s TV shows rating charts the show became the second most-watched show on the streaming service within the month of its release. It not only spent 24 days on US’s Top 10 and 12 days on the number one spot but this year, Away also became the 18th most-watched show in the world.
Hilary Swank responded to Away season 2 being cancelled, by sharing a behind-the-scenes photo of her and her on-screen crew and wished the show goodbye and regretted that she couldn’t show Mars which was the destination of her character’s mission, Emma Green.
“Love and hope will always remain my ‘North Star’ It was an incredible journey my compadres. And thank YOU to all my extraordinary followers who watched and supported our beautiful show. Wish we were showing you Mars! Until the next one”
The experience Hilary Swank had in Away is nothing short of life-changing for the two-time Academy Award winner as she informed PEOPLE that
“It’s a gift that I’ve been given, to be a storyteller, I couldn’t be more blessed. I literally get to walk in different shoes with every single job that I get. It enriches me as a human being in so many ways — it blows open the blinders of how I see the world.”
Swank also stated that the show’s excitement dosen’t only come from the sci-fi element but also the drama surrounding her life back home. “I love that the commander on this mission to Mars is a woman and that that’s not the drama of the show,” she stated.
“I love that the show deals with all different types of races. There’s an LGBTQ storyline. It really is representative of the world we live in,” said Swank. “And I think so often, in the 30 years of my career, so much of it was just from the point of view of really a white straight male. It wasn’t representative of the street that I walk down every day.”
Check out the trailer below-