Hulu’s The First Trailer: Sean Penn Leads a Mission to Mars

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Damien Chazelle’s First Man explores the life of Neil Armstrong and NASA’s efforts to put a man on the moon. Before that movie hits theatres, however, Hulu is dropping a TV series called The First, about a fictional mission to send humans to Mars. Created by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), the show is set in the near future (2030 to be exact) and seems committed to a giving a realistic portrayal of this scenario. With a cast that includes Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, Melissa George, Rey Lucas, Brian Lee Franklin, T.C. Matherne, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Oded Fehr and Keiko Agena, this looks likely to continue Hulu’s current streak of solid original programming and is no doubt inspired by the recent success of movies like Interstellar and The Martian. The First arrives on Sept. 14th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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