Sean Penn To Star in New Hulu Mission to Mars Series THE FIRST From the Creator of HOUSE OF CARDS
Sean Penn is set to star in a new series at Hulu called The First. This is a sci-fi space exploration series that comes from House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon. Penn has been a guest on several series over the years, but this will be the first series that he actually stars in. The actor seems very picky with the projects he takes on so this one must be good.
The First is set in the near future and explores the first human mission to Mars and interplanetary colonization. The eight-episode drama focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.
This certainly sounds like an interesting story. No details were revealed about the role Penn would play in the series. Willimon, who will write and executive produce the series, had this to say in a statement:
"I have such deep admiration for Sean's immense talent and extraordinary body of work. I feel very lucky to be collaborating with an artist of his caliber."
I like films and stories that deal with space exploration, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Especially with the talent involved with developing it.