Josh Charles to Star Opposite Hilary Swank in Netflix Drama Away

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The Good Wife veteran Josh Charles is moving to the world of streaming for his latest TV gig. 

He will star opposite Hilary Swank in Netflix's upcoming drama series, Away. 

The series focuses on American astronaut Emma Green who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission.

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"It is a series about hope, humanity and how we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things," according to the official logline for the 10-episode series. 

The show is loosely inspired by the Chris Jones Esquire article which chronicled astronaut Scott Kelly's mission to space. 

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Ed Zwick (Nashville, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, The Last Samurai) is on board to direct the first episode and will serve as an executive producer. 

Andrew Hinderaker wrote the first episode and serves as an executive producer. He is also the creator of the series.

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Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) serves as writer and executive producer. 

Charles is best known for his role of Will Gardner on The Good Wife. He exited the series with much controversy in 2014 when Will was gunned down in the courtroom. 

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It was a development that stunned fans because they had no prior knowledge of his decision to bow out of the series regular role. 

To this day, it is still one of the most surprising deaths to hit the small screen. 

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Charles followed up his role on the CBS drama with roles on NBC: Law & Order: True Crime, Showtime's Masters of Sex, and he can currently be seen in that network's The Loudest Voice. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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