From Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated Beau Willimon (House of Cards, Mary Queen of Scots) comes The First, a co-pro with HULU exploring the first manned mission to Mars. The series stars Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) and Natascha McElhone (Californication, Ronin, Truman Show, Solaris).
Set in the near future, The First explores the challenges of taking the first steps towards interplanetary colonisation. The series focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth. It’s a story about the human spirit; about our indomitable need to reach for unknown horizons and the people working towards the greatest pioneering achievement in human history.
The First starts November 1st at 9pm on Channel 4