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Hulu's The First Teaser Trailer Is Ridiculously Cryptic

An astonished astronaut in Hulu’s The First.
An astonished astronaut in Hulu’s The First.
Image: Hulu

Teaser trailers are supposed to give you just enough information about the actual thing they’re teasing to entice you to actually watch the thing when it’s released. Apparently, the folks working on Hulu’s upcoming series The First didn’t get the memo.


The First is a series about a group of astronauts attempting to colonize and terraform Mars as their families back on Earth struggle to cope with the fact that they may never see their loved ones again. That’s basically the plot to any movie or series about Earth’s first interplanetary colonization, which is what makes the teaser for The First so perplexing, because it doesn’t really tell you all that much about what’s going to set its story apart from the competition.

So...yeah, you’re in for a whole lot of Sean Penn if and when you decide to check The First out when it premieres on September 14. Hopefully by then, we’ll actually know whether the series is worth looking forward to.

io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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The first teaser for what?