PUBLISHED: 21:04, Wed, Sep 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:04, Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Away is a popular Netflix series which sees NASA astronaut Emma Green (played by Hilary Swank) leave her husband Matt (Josh Charles) and daughter Lex (Talitha Bateman) on Earth as she heads on a three-year mission to Mars. The emotional series explores how Emma copes with being so far away from her family, and the other astronauts experience the same pain. King Soundworks, the sound technicians behind the series, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about how they achieved the feeling of space.
Fans were left in tears after every episode of Away, which landed on Netflix in September 2020.
The series sees Emma and her crew set off from their base on the moon, and they endure a turbulent journey to Mars.
While the series is focussed on life in space, it also deals with relationships between the astronauts and their families back on Earth.
Emma wanted to be close to her family as her husband had been left paralysed as a result of his CCM condition, and her daughter was starting a new relationship.
Jon Greaseley, sound designer for the series, explained how the differences between Earth and space were achieved. He said: "We had a really big juxtaposition in terms of how stark and stale and claustrophobic the ship feels, all you ever really get is the sound of the airflow.
"We tried to keep the sense of the ship alive, it feels like you're locked in this tin can, there's a sense they are really out on their own."
By contrast, during the scenes back on Earth, there is the pleasant sound of birds in the background, or the happy chatter of schoolchildren.
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One of the main themes of the series is the feeling of isolation and how each of the astronauts deal with the confinement, and time away from their families.
Fans got real insight into how the astronauts, who came from all different ethnic groups, dealt with leaving their loved ones behind.
Darren King, who dealt with the dialogue in the series, said: "Netflix was triple checking dialects to make sure everything was accurate, some scenes were redone if it was mispronounced and other actors were used in flashbacks to respect each culture."
Jon spoke about how they achieved the effect of a lag in communication between space and Earth, which would have been a real-life barrier to overcome.
He said: "One interesting point when on a mission is that lag, they experimented with that but it really ruins the pace of the show as you would be waiting 20 to 30 seconds for people to speak.