The First Cancellation Post Mortem: Hulu Boss Concedes Sean Penn Mars Drama 'Took a While to Reveal Itself'

The fact that The First‘s astronauts were all space suited-up with nowhere to go until the very end of Season 1 proved to be the ambitious — and now cancelled — series’ undoing, Hulu’s Craig Erwich suggested Monday at the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour. READ MORE

Sean Penn to Star in Hulu's Mars Drama Series The First, From House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon

Sean Penn is boldly going where he has rarely gone before: television.

In what represents the two-time Oscar winner’s most significant foray into TV, Penn has signed on to star in The First, Hulu’s forthcoming Mars-themed drama series from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon. READ MORE