Magazine article Screen International

Sean Penn Boards Beau Willimon's Mars Colonisation Series 'The First'

Magazine article Screen International

Sean Penn Boards Beau Willimon's Mars Colonisation Series 'The First'

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Hulu and Channel 4 to broadcast House Of Cards creator’s latest show.

Two-time Oscar-winner Sean Penn will star in House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s forthcoming Hulu original drama series The First.

Sean Penn

Set in the near future, the series will follow the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonisation.

The show has been ordered straight to series by streaming service Hulu and UK broadcaster Channel 4.

The First marks a debut major TV series role for Penn, whose credits include the award-winning Mystic River and Milk. …

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