January 18, 2019

It is being reported that Hulu has cancelled The First after just one season. The American-British co-production, which stars Sean Penn in his first regular TV series role, premiered last September with an eight-episode run that garnered decent reviews but ultimately generated little buzz.

Set in the near-future, the drama follows a crew of astronauts who are working towards becoming the first humans to set foot on Mars. With guidance from a visionary aerospace magnate, the astronauts face adversity and make personal sacrifices as they attempt the greatest pioneering feat in human history.