Hulu is headed to Mars with "The First," which just shared its first teaser.
If you're not confused yet, try watching the teaser trailer below, which may do the trick. It goes deep and metaphysical, but never spells out that it follows the first human mission to Mars. Perhaps they are saving specifics for the official trailer, and wanted to make this a true "teaser."
The new Hulu series comes from Netflix's "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon. This is Sean Penn's most major television role -- if we're considering Hulu streaming "television." Penn plays one of the astronauts headed to Mars, with Natascha McElhone as aerospace magnate Laz Ingram.
Here's the teaser:
Here's the synopsis:
"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."
"The First" also stars LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr.
"It’s a story about the human spirit,” Beau Willimon said back when the series was first ordered (via Deadline). “About our indomitable need to reach for unknown horizons. About people working toward the greatest pioneering achievement in human history. And about the cost of that vision, the danger and sacrifice – emotional, psychological, and physical – that’s required to achieve it. How ordinary, imperfect people band together and overcome a myriad of obstacles to grasp the extraordinary."
"The First" will stream all eight episodes on Hulu on September 14.
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