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The First

Network: Hulu.

Episodes: Eight (hour).

Seasons: One.

TV show dates: September 14, 2018.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee, Oded Fehr, Norbert Leo Butz, Annie Parisse, Melissa George, Jeannie Berlin, Bill Camp, Brian Lee Franklin, T.C. Matherne, D.W. Moffett, Fernanda Andrade, and Patrick Kennedy.

TV show description:

From creator Beau Williamson, The First TV show unfolds in the near future. The American-British drama centers on the astronaut crew attempting to be the first humans on Mars, as well as their families. Although the premise involves space travel, it is ultimately a story about people -- those trying to get there and those they
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The First: Cancelled; No Season Two for Sean Penn's Hulu Drama Series

It turns out that The First won't have a second season on Hulu. The TV show has been cancelled after one year of eight episodes. Deadline confirmed the cancellation.

A British-American Hulu drama, The First stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Melissa George, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr. The story centers on an astronaut crew attempting to be the first humans on Mars, as well as the families they'll leave behind.

Written by Beau Willimon and executive produced by Willimon and his producing partner Jordan Tappis, the show is owned and produced by Westward Productions (founded by Willimon and Tappis) and co-financed by Hulu, Channel 4, and Img.

The First was given a direct-to-series order in May 2017 and the only
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The First: Is the Hulu TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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A British-American Hulu drama, The First stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Melissa George, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr. The story centers on the astronaut crew attempting to be the first humans on Mars, as well as the families they'll leave behind. Read More…
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Hulu Cancels Sean Penn Drama ‘The First’ After the First Season

  • The Wrap
Hulu will not be going back to Mars — at least not with Sean Penn.

The streamer has canceled Penn’s space-exploration drama “The First” after one season. The high-profile project was Penn’s first-ever starring role on a TV series, but it was met with lackluster reviews.

The series followed the first human mission to Mars in the not-too-distant future. The character drama focused on the astronauts who embark on the mission but also their families, loved ones and the people participating back on Earth. It explored the challenges that go into interplanetary colonization.

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Penn stared opposite Natascha McElhone, along with LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr. “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon created the drama for Hulu.

The series was initially set as a limited series,
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The First: Season One Viewer Votes

Is the first season of The First TV show on Hulu first rate? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like The First is cancelled or renewed. Hulu and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the first season episodes of The First. We invite you to rate them for us, below.

An American-British Hulu drama, The First stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Melissa George, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr. The story centers on the astronaut crew attempting to be the first humans on Mars, as well as the families they’ll leave behind.

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Sean Penn prepares to go to Mars in trailer for The First

With a little over two weeks to go until its season premiere, Hulu has released a new trailer for its upcoming sci-fi drama The First which stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Oded Fehr, James Ransone, Hannah Ware, Brian Lee Franklin ,T.C. Matherne, and Rey Lucas; watch it here…

“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.”

The First is set to premiere on September 14th in Hulu

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The First: Hulu Releases Trailer for Sean Penn Astronaut Drama

"I'm asking you to use your imagination." Hulu has just released a new trailer and key art for their upcoming TV show The First.

Set in the near-future, the drama follows "a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars." The cast includes Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr.

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‘The First’ Trailer: Sean Penn Could Either Discover Life on Mars – or Not Abandon His Daughter (Video)

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‘The First’ Trailer: Sean Penn Could Either Discover Life on Mars – or Not Abandon His Daughter (Video)
You don’t have to see it to believe it.

The first full trailer for “The First” has landed, and it’s here to take you on a search for life on the Red Planet.

Sean Penn stars as Tom Hagerty, an astronaut struggling with making the right decisions not only for his team but also for his family.

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Natascha McElhone is Laz Ingram, CEO of Vista, who tries to convince Hagerty to get the best team together for a mission to look for life on Mars that she says will fulfill the destiny of all 8 billion people on Earth.

“They all say the same thing. ‘I’ll believe it when I see it,'” Ingram tells Hagerty in the trailer. “But that’s backwards. Belief comes first. Only then can you see it.
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Sean Penn Prepares to Go To Mars in Intriguing Full Trailer For Hulu's The First

Hulu has released a new full trailer for their upcoming new sci-fi drama series The First. The story for the series follows a group of astronauts who go to Mars to explore the option of interplanetary colonization. It is said that it will also deal with the struggles they will have to face as they’re on Mars and their loved ones are back on Earth. The series star Sean Penn and it looks great! Here's the synopsis:

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.Any time people venture into the unknown, there is a cost. The First tells the stories of those that would venture there.
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‘The First’ Trailer: Sean Penn Torn Between Family & Mars In Hulu Space Drama Series

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Following a first-look teaser last month, Hulu has released the official trailer for its upcoming original drama series The First starring Oscar winner Sean Penn in his first major TV role, from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon.

In The First, Penn leads an ensemble cast in the 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.

The First also stars LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr. Willimon created, executive produces and serves as showrunner on The First. Jordan Tappis also executive produces for Westward Productions.

Hulu releases all episodes of The First on Friday, September 14, which veers from its usual strategy of releasing one episode per week,
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Hulu sends Sean Penn to Mars in ‘The First’ trailer [Watch]

Hulu sends Sean Penn to Mars in ‘The First’ trailer [Watch]
The first look at “The First” is here. Hulu dropped a teaser Tuesday for its new series, which finds Sean Penn going where no man (except Matt Damon) has gone before: Mars.

Penn plays Tom Hagerty, an astronaut on the first human mission to the fourth planet in the drama that’s set in the near future. The moody teaser is jam-packed with stunning visuals, accompanied with a contemplative voiceover by Penn musing on the vast unknown.

“I always think of [Carl] Sagan‘s words: Every human being who ever was lived out their lives on a mound of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” he says.

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Created by Beau Willimon, “The First” also stars Natascha McElhone, as Laz Ingram, an aerospace magnate who’s heading the historic mission, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron,
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The First (2018) TV Show Trailer: Sean Penn Wants to Be the First Man on Mars [Hulu]

The First Trailer Chronicles the First Mission to Mars Hulu‘s The First (2018) TV show trailer stars Sean Penn, Rey Lucas, Brian Lee Franklin, T.C. Matherne, and LisaGay Hamilton. The First‘s plot synopsis: “Any time people venture into the unknown, there is a cost. The First tells the stories of those that would [...]

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The First: Astronaut Drama Series Coming to Hulu in September (Video)

"Anytime people venture into the unknown there is a cost." Hulu has released a first look at their new TV show, The First.

The drama follows "a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars." The cast includes Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr.

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‘The First’ Teaser: Astronaut Sean Penn Suits Up for Hulu Mission to Mars Drama (Video)

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‘The First’ Teaser: Astronaut Sean Penn Suits Up for Hulu Mission to Mars Drama (Video)
Sean Penn is about to boldly go where he has never gone before in the official teaser trailer for Hulu’s new space drama “The First,” from “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon.

In the 1-minute, 47-second clip, the Academy Award-winning actor is about to embark on a mission to Mars that is going to “cost” him something — we just don’t know what yet. But according to the teaser, this price comes “any time people venture into the unknown.”

“Every human being who ever was lived out their lives… on a mound of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” Penn says, while marveling at the wonders of the world and the galaxy beyond.

Also Read: Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon Sci-Fi Series 'The First' on Hulu

Here’s a description for the series that accompanied the teaser: Set in the near future (2030), this groundbreaking story explores
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‘The First’ Teaser: First Look At Sean Penn In Hulu Space Drama Series

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‘The First’ Teaser: First Look At Sean Penn In Hulu Space Drama Series
“Any time people venture into the unknown, there is a cost.” We’re getting the first look at Oscar winner Sean Penn in his first major TV role, leading the ensemble cast of The First, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s straight-to-series space drama set to premiere on Hulu in September.

The near-future drama, a co-production between Hulu and the UK’s Channel 4, is 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, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agent, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr also star.

Willimon is executive producing the series with his producing partner Jordan Tappis.

The First is owned and produced by Westward Productions, founded by Willimon and Tappis,
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First look images from Hulu’s The First starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone

Hulu has released a batch of first look images from its upcoming drama The First. Created by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), the series sees Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone leading a cast that includes LisaGay Hamilton, Oded Fehr, James Ransone, Hannah Ware, Brian Lee Franklin ,T.C. Matherne, and Rey Lucas’ take a look here…

“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.”

The First is set to premiere on September 14th in Hulu

Photo credits: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

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Former Texas Police Officer Exonerated After Spending 21 Years in Prison for Rape

Former Texas Police Officer Exonerated After Spending 21 Years in Prison for Rape
A former Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who was sentenced to life in prison after being accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1994 was exonerated on Friday, according to several reports.

Brian Franklin was exonerated after spending 21 years in prison. He was released in May when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted him a new trial, which ended after less than two hours on Friday with a “not guilty” verdict, according to Fox 4.

Franklin got a new trial when the court ruled he was denied due process after it was discovered that his alleged victim lied under oath, according to Cbsdfw.
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Free State of Jones

Writer/Director Gary Ross constructs a historical-film miracle: a meaningful tale about the Civil War that doesn't bog down in details. Rebel deserter Matthew McConaughey leads a wartime insurrection against both the South and the North. It's hard to believe that it really happened. Free State of Jones Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 140 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 19.99 Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Christopher Berry, Sean Bridgers, Jacob Lofland, Thomas Francis Murphy, Bill Tangradi, Brian Lee Franklin. Cinematography Benoit Delhomme Film Editor Pamela Martin, Juliette Welfing Original Music Nicholas Britell Written by Gary Ross story by Leonard Hartman Produced by Jon Kilik, Gary Ross, Scott Stuber Directed by Gary Ross

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This is one very good movie about an unusual subject, with committed performances, a handsome production and a screenplay fashioned with intelligence and good judgment. So why are
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The Legend of Tarzan and Free State of Jones movies review: enough with the white saviors

Filtering other people’s stories through the eyes of white men is tedious and offensive, and it feels like a desperate hedge against fresh perspectives. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s a problem lately with lots of Hollywood movies… and some not-Hollywood movies, too. The same sorts of stories — often literally the same stories, as with reboots and remakes — are getting told over and over again, and with little apparent notion that what is required is a good reason to tell those same stories again. And here we go again.

To say that tales of Tarzan have been told before is an almost absurd understatement: he has been a mainstay of cinema since the silent era. And while The Legend of Tarzan is only very loosely based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs,
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Free State of Jones Review: A Flawed, But Powerful Experience

Free State of Jones Review: A Flawed, But Powerful Experience
Free State of Jones is a gritty, well purposed Civil War drama. I can't speak to its historical accuracy, but do appreciate its good intentions. On the surface, it's another film about slavery and race relations in the antebellum south from a white perspective. The approach is heavy handed and preachy with parts of the story feeling like a dictated history lesson. Normally this would be a death blow. It isn't here. Free State of Jones has a mountain of substance to convey.

The film opens in 1863 Mississippi during a bloody battle. Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a southern conscript, is dealt a devastating loss. He's had enough of the war. Knight flees the battlefield and returns home. Confederate soldiers have been looting local farmers for war supplies. Knight takes a militant stand. He is branded a deserter, then forced to flee into the swamps. He befriends a group of escaped
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