‘The First’ Teaser Trailer: Sean Penn Prepares for Mars in Hulu Series

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Check out the teaser trailer Hulu has released for The First, an upcoming drama sci-fi series led by two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn.

Marking Penn’s first-ever series as lead, The First follows a crew of astronauts as they attempt to be the first people to get to Mars. All the while under the direction of aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew deals with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.

There isn’t much in the way of plot in the trailer below, since it is just a teaser. It does hint at a promising series though, coming from the Oscar-nominated creator of House of Cards, Beau Willimon, and boasting a strong cast. The snippets make it seem as though we’re going to be more focused on the human toll such an endeavour can take in the preparation stages, although we do see them lifting off so there could be a good dose of space drama as well. We’re intrigued.

The First also stars Rey Lucas, LisaGay Hamilton, James Ransone and Melissa George and will premiere on Hulu on September 14.

Official synopsis for The First:

The First is created by Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and stars Sean Penn. Set in the near future (2030), this groundbreaking story explores the challenges of taking the first steps towards Mars. Viewers will get an intimate look at the dedicated characters trying to reach the unknown while dealing with the psychological and physical toll it takes to achieve the impossible.

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