Channel 4’s Sean Penn fronted sci-fi series The First will premiere on Thursday November 1st at 9pm, it has been announced.
The First is described as a 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, the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.
The series, which is co-produced by U.S. streaming service Hulu, hails from House Of Cards executive producer Beau Willimon and Westward Productions and stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr. The executive producers are creator and showrunner Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis for Westward Productions.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.