‘The First’ Trailer: Sean Penn Stars in This Mission to Mars Series

Natascha McElhone recruits Sean Penn for a mission to Mars in the first trailer for the dramatic series The First. The two-minute trailer sets up the new Hulu series, introducing the crew who’ll be attempting to travel to Mars.

In addition to two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) and Natascha McElhone (Designated Survivor), the season one cast includes LisaGay Hamilton (Beautiful Boy), Hannah Ware (Hitman: Agent 47), Keiko Agena (13 Reasons Why), Rey Lucas (Luke Cage), James Ransone (Bosch, Mosaic), Anna Jacoby-Heron (Finding Carter), Brian Lee Franklin (Godless), and Oded Fehr (Covert Affairs). The First marks Sean Penn’s debut as a television series regular.

The sci-fi series was created by Beau Willimon (House of Cards). Willimon is the showrunner and executive produces with Westward Productions’ Jordan Tappis.

Hulu has set a September 14, 2018 premiere date for the first season which is made up of eight episodes.

The First Plot: Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (McElhone), the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.

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Melissa George and Sean Penn in ‘The First’ (Photo by: Paul Schiraldi/Hulu)