The First Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers & News

2018 saw not one but two works of art panning man-made history. While one remains pure fiction and a much sought-after dream, the other is one of the greatest moments orchestrated in the history of the earth, not on it. Damien Chazelle’s ‘The First Man’, about Neil Amstrong’s historic visit to the moon, released in October. On the other hand, ‘The First’ saw Sean Penn don an astronaut suit and become the first man to step on Mars. The Hulu produced series got a lot of traction after ‘First Man’ premiered. Here’s all that you need to know about the first season of ‘The First’. Poetic, eh?

The First Season 1 Cast: Who is in it?

Sean Penn leads the cast as Tom Haggerty, one of five astronauts chosen to be the first people to visit Mars.  Natascha McElhone plays Laz Ingram, the CEO of commercial launch provider Vista. Julia Badinger portrays a young Laz in a recurring role. LisaGay Hamilton is seen in the role of Kayla Price, one of five astronauts chosen to be the first people to visit Mars. Mikaela Kimani Armstrong portrays a young Kayla in a guest appearance in the episode “Cycles”. Hannah Ware as Sadie Hewitt, one of five astronauts chosen to be the first people to visit Mars. Keiko Agena plays Aiko Hakari, one of five astronauts chosen to be the first people to visit Mars.

The First Season 1 Plot: What is it about?

The First follows “the first human mission to Mars, while exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.”

The First Season 2 Release Date: When does it premiere?

The production on the first season saw a successful wrap after a small delay. It started in September 2017 shortly after Hulu’s announcement and finished in the second quarter of 2018. The work on special effects and CGI took some time but the end product promised to be worth the wait. Hulu chose September 14 for the premiere of The First.

Update: Unfortunately for fans of the show, The First will not return for a second season. THR is reporting that Hulu has opted to cancel the Sean Penn-led series from creator Beau Willimon after one season.

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The First Season 1 Trailer

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