Former 'Good Wife' actor Josh Charles to play opposite Hilary Swank in Netflix space drama 'Away'

Josh Charles is known for his leading role in court drama 'The Good Wife.'

Josh Charles hadn't held a leading role in a series since the finale of "The Good Wife." Netflix rectifies this by casting the American actor opposite Hilary Swank in upcoming drama series "Away."

The upcoming Netflix project will tell the story of Emma Green (Swank), an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to head a dangerous international space mission. "Away" will explore themes such as hope, humanity and solidarity.

Known for playing Will Gardner in "The Good Wife," Josh Charles joins the cast of "Away" in the role of the husband, Matt Logan, a NASA engineer whose astronaut wife is at the helm of the first human mission to Mars. In addition to managing the mission from the ground, he has to handle parenting duties, and both tasks are made more difficult in the wake of a traumatic life event.

Showrunner Jessica Goldberg will be heading the ten-episode debut season of "Away," alongside co-producer Jason Katims ("Parenthood"), whom she had worked with on series "The Path." The pilot will be directed by "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" director Edward Zwick. The series should be on the streaming platform in early 2020.

With "Away," Josh Charles will be making a comeback of sorts to being a TV leading man, since his 2016 departure from "The Good Wife." In the meantime, the actor has been seen in the series "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," "Law & Order True Crime," and, more recently, "The Loudest Voice."