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The First 

TV-MA | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2018– )
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Fictional series to chronicle the effort to send the first crewed mission to Mars.


Beau Willimon
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Series cast summary:
Sean Penn ...  Tom Hagerty 8 episodes, 2018
Natascha McElhone ...  Laz Ingram 8 episodes, 2018
LisaGay Hamilton ...  Kayla Price 8 episodes, 2018
Hannah Ware ...  Sadie Hewitt 8 episodes, 2018
Keiko Agena ...  Aiko Hakari 8 episodes, 2018
Rey Lucas ...  Matteo Vega 8 episodes, 2018
James Ransone ...  Nick Fletcher 8 episodes, 2018
Anna Jacoby-Heron ...  Denise Hagerty 8 episodes, 2018
Brian Lee Franklin ...  Lawrence 8 episodes, 2018
Oded Fehr ...  Eitan Hafri 8 episodes, 2018
T.C. Matherne ...  Jason 6 episodes, 2018
D.W. Moffett ...  Bob Cordine 5 episodes, 2018
Annie Parisse ...  Ellen Dawes 4 episodes, 2018
Tracie Thoms ...  Nancy 4 episodes, 2018
Fernanda Andrade ...  Camila Rodriguez / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Anthony Marble ...  Engineer #1 4 episodes, 2018
Sheenan Cole ...  Mechanical Engineer 4 episodes, 2018
Jeannie Berlin ...  The President 3 episodes, 2018
Amber Patino ...  Amanda Ingram 3 episodes, 2018
Eden Grace Redfield ...  Young Denise 3 episodes, 2018
Alex Rubin ...  Devon Ingram 3 episodes, 2018
Scott Takeda ...  Todd 3 episodes, 2018
Sharon Omi ...  Edith 3 episodes, 2018
Patrick Kennedy ...  Ollie / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Kelly Murtagh ...  Engineer #2 3 episodes, 2018
John McConnell ...  Senator Thibodeaux 3 episodes, 2018
Cara Ronzetti ...  Myk 3 episodes, 2018
Norbert Leo Butz ...  Matthew Dawes 2 episodes, 2018
Melissa George ...  Diane Hagerty 2 episodes, 2018
Miguel Nájera ...  Mr. Castillo 2 episodes, 2018
Sol Miranda ...  Mrs. Castillo 2 episodes, 2018
Fallon Katz Fallon Katz ...  Charlotte Dawes 2 episodes, 2018
Marcus Lyle Brown ...  Launch Director 2 episodes, 2018
Devyn A. Tyler Devyn A. Tyler ...  Samantha 2 episodes, 2018
Galen Lee ...  Aiko's Son #1 2 episodes, 2018
Asher Lee ...  Aiko's Son #2 2 episodes, 2018
Billy Slaughter ...  Vista Lawyer 2 episodes, 2018
Julia Badinger ...  Young Laz 2 episodes, 2018
GiGi Erneta ...  News Anchor 2 episodes, 2018


The First is 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Drama | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


All the rockets used in the series were model rockets. The rockets were provided by the Condfederation of Model Rocketeers of Canada. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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User Reviews

Gorgeous, intelligent show
18 September 2018 | by jessica-44139See all my reviews

This show has left me stunned and haunted. It is absolutely beautiful, and achingly raw, sad and honest. Don't let anyone convince you that it never "got off the ground" as I see some reviews stating. That is flat wrong. Every single character is complex, human, flawed and totally relatable. Each character's story is developed so carefully and each story line refuses to be rushed. We are so used to 30 second sound bites and immediate gratification in our culture that many people want to be entertained without having to think, go deep and reflect on how the TV show or movie make us feel. This show refuses to cater to our need for rushed results, like fast food for the senses. Be prepared to settle in and take a gorgeous, heart wrenching, heart pounding and stunning journey with each character. Don't expect one-dimensional characters or CGI action scenes. This is an intelligent, thoughtful, beautiful show and every actor in it deserves an Emmy for their performances. I hope this show catches on ignites our imaginations for what humankind can accomplish (with a new and empathetic understanding of the sacrifices required to move the human race into the great unknown). Bravo! I'm hooked and can't wait for more.

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