Sean Penn is set for his first TV series regular role in “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon’s Mars mission series “The First” for Hulu and Channel 4.
Set in the near future, the story will follow the first human mission to Mars exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization.
Action will shift between the astronauts, the mission’s ground team on Earth, and the families and loved ones of those involved. No details are available about Penn’s role.
Willimon will serve as executive producer alongside his producing partner Jordan Tappis. Filming begins later this year ahead of a 2018 airing.