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The First 

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Fictional series to chronicle the effort to send the first crewed mission to Mars.


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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 ...  Charlotte Dawes 2 episodes, 2018
Marcus Lyle Brown ...  Launch Director 2 episodes, 2018
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 »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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The First marks the small-screen series regular debut for Oscar winner Sean Penn. See more »

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Pick your ruined genre, as drama it is every trope and cliche strung togther, as sci-fi it is terrible
17 September 2018 | by VoyagerMN1986See all my reviews

Wow what a mess. Firstly this is NOT sci-fi. The entire plot could be overlayed with Sean pen being a doctor in a 1980's hospital series, say a submarine cpatian -- or for that matter a truck driver -- or a partner in a dental practice who is juggling home n work. There is no US of the science or futuristic aspects, no major thought challenge theme from it. it is just there.

All this series is is a pedestrian drama. And it is one that literally uses every single worn out trope and cliché one has ever seen. I challenge any reviewer to even name a single original aspect -- or even well done cliched one in this series.

And really, I get that Sean Penn thinks he is a military vet after playing one in a film, but "the First' clearly makes him imagine he is a film writer since he has acted in films as he is apparently responsible for the post production adding of the bizarre pauses with haiku like voiced overs. Terrence Malik can do that Sean -- you can't without appearing desperate to save this mess. Really Sean, the dirt and the stars are made from the same stuff? Wow, that is heavy. newsflash: Democritus told us this two THOUSAND and five hundred years ago. It's not news.

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