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[08/28/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: Trailer - Hulu Original "The First"
Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars.

[08/13/18 - 09:01 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2018 Programming Slate
Newly announced premieres include "Light as a Feather" (October 12) and the return of "Marvel's Runaways" (December 21).

[07/24/18 - 10:05 AM]
Video: Teaser - Hulu Original "The First"
All eight episodes of "The First" debut on Friday, September 14, only on Hulu.

[07/16/18 - 10:11 AM]
Hulu Original "The First" Premieres Friday, Sept. 14
Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars.

[05/02/18 - 06:34 AM]
Hulu Surges Past 20 Million U.S. Subscribers and Announces Plans to Offer Advertising in Live TV This Quarter
Plus: "The Handmaid's Tale" renewed for season three; "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Ramy" land series orders; and "Castle Rock," "Into The Dark" get premiere dates.

[11/03/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 3
Updates include: Netflix exits all Kevin Spacey-related projects; Warner Bros. Television looks to bring "The Lord of the Rings" to the small screen; and ABC extends "The Middle" swan song to 24 episodes.

[10/25/17 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 25
Updates include: Hannah Ware boards "The First" at Hulu; Alberto Frezza to round out the cast of "Grey's Anatomy's" spin-off; and Yancey Arias named regular on USA's "Queen of the South."

[10/19/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 19
Updates include: Hulu gives final season to "Casual"; Steve Buscemi to replace Owen Wilson in "Miracle Workers" at TBS; and Erica Ash to lead BET's new drama "In Contempt."

[10/18/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 18
Updates include: Chelsea Handler to wrap Netflix's "Chelsea" by year's end; LisaGay Hamilton tapped for Hulu's "The First"; and Lil Rel Howrey to star in potential FOX comedy.

[09/27/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 27
Updates include: Spike TV cancels "The Mist"; Sony Pictures Television eyes "Party of Five" reboot; and Natascha McElhone joins Hulu's "The First."

[09/20/17 - 07:34 AM]
Two-Time Academy Award(R) Winner Sean Penn Joins Beau Willimon's "The First" for Hulu and Channel 4
Set in the near future, "The First" will follow the first human mission to Mars exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization.

[05/03/17 - 06:46 AM]
Hulu Amplifies Growth with Original Series Orders, New Content Deals and Premium Advertising Innovations at 2017 Upfront Presentation
Hulu is pleased to announce that it has picked up "The Handmaid's Tale" for a second season, set to debut in 2018.







FIRST, THE (HULU)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/14/18 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 9/14/18; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Hulu's press release, August 2018) Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Jacoby-Heron
· Hannah Ware
· James Ransone
· LisaGay Hamilton
· Natascha McElhone
· Oded Fehr
· Sean Penn
CREW INFORMATION:
· Beau Willimon as CRTR/EP
· Jordan Tappis as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Westward Productions