Netflix adds two new shows to its originals rosters


Netflix has announced that two new TV shows will soon be added to their ever-expanding roster of original content.

According to SlashFilm, the two Netflix shows hail from the sci-fi/fantasy genre. One called, Away, is a sci-fi romance and the other, Kaos, is a fantasy series.

Away is the result of a production deal Matt Reeves, the director of Planet of the Apes, signed with the streaming service. He will serve as executive producer on the series.

The new series took its inspiration from an article by Chris Jones that appeared in Esquire, about the first astronaut who spent a year in space.

More from Netflix describes the show as follows:

"Away is an epic love story and a thrilling tale of survival set against humanity’s greatest endeavor – the first human mission to Mars. Emma Green is an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous, year-long mission. Away is a series about hope, humanity and how ultimately, we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things."

In addition to Reeves, there are some other big names attached as executive producers. These include Friday Night Lights‘ and Parenthood‘s Jason Katims, Rise‘s Michelle Lee, Black Mass‘s Adam Kassan, S.W.A.T.’s Jeni Mulein, and Penny Dreadful‘ scribe Andrew Hinderaker. So far no actors have been cast in the show.

The other new show, Kaos, takes its cues from Greek mythology. The one-hour fantasy series, which has received a 10 episode order, will reimagine its source material in a contemporary setting. says the show will explore “themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.”

The series was created by Charlie Coveli, a British actress, who also created Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World.

Both shows sound interesting and Netflix has had some success in the fantasy/sci-fi genre with series like Dark, Lost in Space, and Black Mirror.

The streaming service’s constantly growing list of original content is exciting, but also mind-boggling. Netflix now offers so much content it would be impossible to get through it all.

By adding more and more shows, though, the streamer can offer something for almost everyone.  This puts viewers into smaller niches, making it less likely water-cooler TV will be much of a thing anymore.

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However, it also ensures that an increasing number of individuals will be interested in at least some of what the streamer offers. Both Away and Kaos, if executed successfully, could hit a sweet spot for fans of the sci-fi/fantasy genre.

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