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Sean Penn to lead TV series ‘The First’

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Sean Penn is set to star in the lead role in Beau Willimon’s straight-to-series drama “The First”. The show is slated to premiere on Hulu and Channel 4 in 2018, reported Deadline. Written by Willimon, “The First” follows the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonisation. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.

Details of Penn’s role are not yet revealed but his character, referred to as Tom Haggerty, is believed to be a former NASA astronaut. “I have such deep admiration for Sean’s immense talent and extraordinary body of work. I feel very lucky to be collaborating with an artist of his caliber,” said Willimon. “The First,” will go into production later this year.