Oscar winning actor Sean Penn has joined the cast of Beau Willimon’s upcoming Sci-Fi series, The First.
Airing in the UK on Channel 4 and on streaming service Hulu in the US, the drama is set in the near future and tells the story of the first human mission to Mars, focusing not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.
“I have such deep admiration for Sean’s immense talent and extraordinary body of work,” said Willimon.
“I feel very lucky to be collaborating with an artist of his caliber.”
Details of Penn’s role are being kept under wraps