Sean Penn’s Hulu Series

Sean Penn is coming to Hulu.

The actor has joined the cast of the upcoming outer-space drama The First.

The series, from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, is set in the near future and “will follow the first human mission to Mars exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization.”

Westward Productions, an independent film and television studio founded by Willimon and Jordan Tappis, will produce The First.

Commissioned jointly by Hulu and the UK’s Channel 4, the show is scheduled to premiere in 2018.

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