The big-budget space drama from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon premiered to lackluster reviews last September, despite boasting a two-time Oscar winner as its star. The First is the second high-profile cancelation of a "one-and-done series" in as many weeks, following the axing of Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America. Critics complained that The First was a mission-to-Mars space drama that spent too much time on Earth while barely mentioning Mars. "It's not unreasonable to expect, having seen this launch at the end of season one, that we will (continue to) see the astronauts on the way — perhaps even get to the surface of Mars," Willimon told The Hollywood Reporter at The First's September premiere. "But, because we've invested so much time in Earth, as well, in a parallel fashion we can tell the stories of the people they left behind and who are working on the ground."
As previously rumored, Letterman and the controversial rapper and mogul reportedly shared their experiences with mental health during a taping in Los Angeles Monday for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, according to Josef Adalian. Kim Kardashian was also in attendance. According to Adalian, this was the second episode taped for Season 2, which might debut in the summer.
Some local lawmakers have asked the state attorney general to investigate misconduct allegations leveled against Frankie Shaw and her Showtime comedy, which films in Boston. "We do not believe that taxpayers in Massachusetts should be subsidizing this production, especially not until an independent investigation has been completed," the lawmakers said in their letter.
"What do the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards that the other award show doesn't have? An actual f*cking host," Plaza says in the promo. "Watch an awards show with a host. Hosted by me, host Aubrey Plaza. I will host."