Away: Canceled by Netflix?

Away is one of the most forward looking and inclusive science fiction shows that we have seen in a really long time. In fact, the show is so good that people from all across the world have appreciated it for its insightful and thoughtful story without any discrepancy across demographics. That really speaks to the quality of the show and about what it really brought to the table. It is just a show that broke all barriers and brought online streaming to an entirely different level.

But then where is Netflix with the second season of Away? Where did it go and is it ever even going to come out? These are some of the questions that the fans have been asking themselves ever since the disappearance of the show in 2020. And don’t worry, because we are going to answer all of them in our article today. So keep reading to find out all you need to know about Away, and if the show has been renewed or canceled by Netflix.

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Away: About The Show


Away is a humanist science fiction show that is focused on the concept of space exploration and takes us on a journey abroad the astronauts of the Atlas, a spacecraft that is going to explore Mars and mark the first journey of humans to the planet. The first season of the show focused on the character of Hilary Swanks, Commander Emma Green, along with the big crew of astronauts besides her, as they pilot the Atlas towards Mars and try to ensure a safe landing.

The first season of the show focused on the journey till Mars and played with the question of whether the astronauts would be able to stick a landing on the planet. The last episode answered that question in an amazing manner but left even bigger questions unanswered. Now that the astronauts have landed on Mars, what is next for them? They are supposed to stay on the planet for the next 18 months and we still do not know what their fate is going to be. It is a really nasty cliffhanger that just leaves one wanting more.

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Away: Cancelation


However, things took a really bad turn last year. Away was a show that was one of the best by Netflix in the course of history. In fact, it even made the top ten list when it came out and stayed on there for a long time. It was loved and adored by audiences worldwide, and people were waiting for the second season with a lot of hope. However, in a shocking move, Netflix canceled the show shortly after the release of the first season. It was a move that was unprecedented and people could not grasp the reason for it.

However, it is being hypothesized that the show was simply too costly for Netflix since it was taking over 6 million dollars to produce each episode of the show. Another problem was posed by the COVID pandemic, as it restricted a lot of things and sequences for a lot of movies and TV shows and such scenes could not be shot with the COVID restrictions in place. These two reasons are primarily being used to justify the cancelation of the show by Netflix.

This means that we will never be seeing another season of Away unless it is picked up by another streaming platform or network, which seems highly unlikely at this point.

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Away: Final Words

With all that being said, it is really tragic that Away had to be canceled by Netflix. I was really looking forward to the second season of the show, and I’m sure everyone else was too. However, there might be something to look forward to if the show gets picked up again. So keep your fingers crossed.

Away is currently available to stream on Netflix. Check it out at the following link:

Watch Away on Netflix

The show currently holds a rating of 6.6 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.

You may watch the trailer for the show down below:

What do you think about the future of the show? Is it ever going to return? Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below.

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Willard Gross
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