Hulu Reveals First Look at Sean Penn's New Series 'The First' (PHOTOS)

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THE FIRST -- 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. Denise Hagerty (Anna Jacoby-Heron) and Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
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THE FIRST -- 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. Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone) and Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
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Sean Penn stars as Tom Hagerty in the sci-fi drama series.

THE FIRST -- 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. Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

Natascha McElhone will play “aerospace magnate” Laz Ingram.

THE FIRST -- 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. Denise Hagerty (Anna Jacoby-Heron), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
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Anna Jacoby-Heron will portray Denise Hagerty.

THE FIRST -- 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. Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

The series will feature space exploration and travel.

THE FIRST -- 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. Kayla Price (LisaGay Hamilton), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

LisaGay Hamilton plays Kayla Price in the upcoming show.

THE FIRST -- 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. Sadie Hewitt (Hannah Ware) and Nick Fletcher (James Ransone), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

Hannah Ware will take on the role of Sadie Hewitt and James Ransone will play Nick Fletcher.

THE FIRST -- 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. Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

Penn is billed as the show’s lead by Hulu.

THE FIRST -- 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. Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

Space exploration wouldn’t be possible without a group of astronauts.

THE FIRST -- 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. Denise Hagerty (Anna Jacoby-Heron) and Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn), shown. (Photo by: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu)
Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu

Anna Jacoby-Heron and Sean Penn share a scene together as Denise and Tom Hagerty.

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Sean Penn is making his TV debut in Hulu's upcoming series The First, and the streaming site has revealed the first photos and premiere date for the project.

The Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker will appear in the series beginning Friday, September 14, in the premiere episode. The First follows a crew of astronauts who hope to become the first humans on Mars under the direction of Natascha McElhone's (Designated Survivor) Laz Ingram.

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The actor will get to explore space in the original series.

Click through the gallery above for a first look at the upcoming series, which is sure to make a dramatic entrance when it arrives on September 14.

The First, Series Premiere, Friday, Sept. 14, Hulu