2018 is proving to be a big year for astronaut’s with complicated, non-Tom-Hanks-y emotions: Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling are bringing in strong reviews for their angry spaceman movie The First Man, and now Sean Penn’s about to be on TV (or at least Hulu), playing a guy who seems really sad about going to Mars.

We‚Äôve written a bit about Penn‚Äôs new series, The First, before, when the first angsty-looking trailer aired. But this latest look confirms that these folks are seriously‚ÄĒlike, Interstellar-level‚ÄĒupset at the chance to slip the surly bonds of earth and touch the face of god (or, again, possibly Mars). This, despite Natascha McElhone‚Äôs best efforts to make potentially dying millions of miles away from your family sound like a good, wholesome, and exciting time.


The First debuts on Hulu on September 14.