“Any time people venture into the unknown, there is a cost,” in Hulu’s teaser for space drama The First, about the challenges of taking the first steps on Mars.

From House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, the series is set in 2030 and stars Sean Penn as astronaut Tom Hagerty, who leads a crew attempting to become the first humans on the planet. 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, says Hulu.

The series also stars LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr. Executive producers include creator and showrunner Willimon and Jordan Tappis for Westward Productions.

The First premieres September 14 on Hulu.

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