Hulu is setting a course for Mars in its upcoming space drama The First. Created by Beau Willimon (the man behind the U.S. adaptation of House of Cards), the series will focus on the first group of astronauts to try and reach the Red Planet as well as the family and friends they'll be leaving behind on Earth.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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.
LisaGay Hamilton (Code Black), Oded Fehr (The Mummy), James Ransone (Sinister), Hannah Ware (Old Boy), Brian Lee Franklin (Godless),T.C. Matherne (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), and Rey Lucas (Luke Cage) all co-star.
The First is set to premiere Friday, September 14. In the meantime, head on down to the gallery below for a look at the show via official production stills.