Streaming network Hulu’s TV show The First, which starred Sean Penn as an astronaut trying to go to Mars, has been canceled after one season. Created by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, The First marked Senn’s first time as a regular on a TV show. The Hollywood Reporter was along the news sites to confirm the show’s cancellation.
It’s just the latest cancellation from Hulu, as the network recently axed comedian Sarah Silverman’s show, I Love You, America, also only after one season.
Hulu, like Netflix, does not release viewership figures for its original content, so we don’t know how well The First performed. What’s clear, however, is that the ratings were not good enough to keep the show going for a second season.
The First premiered on Hulu in September. It also stars Natascha McElhone (Californication), LisaGay Hamilton (True Crime), and Hannah Ware (Hitman: Agent 47).
While The First may be canceled, Hulu still has a number of other high-profile original shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, Future Man, and Veronica Mars.