Mamie Gummer joins Patrick J. Adams in NatGeo’s The Right Stuff
According to The Wrap, True Detective alum Mamie Gummer has been tapped for a guest-starring role in National Geographic’s forthcoming drama series The Right Stuff, based on author Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book of the same name. Gummer is set to portray the role of seasoned pilot Jerrie Cobb, who wants to be an astronaut and to also start a female astronaut corps.
To combat a national sentiment of fear and decline, the U.S. government conceives of NASA’s Project Mercury, igniting a space race with the Soviets and making instant celebrities of a handful of the military’s adrenaline-fueled test pilots. These individuals, who come to be known as the Mercury Seven, are forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. At the heart of a historic drama populated by deeply human characters, archrivals John Glenn and Alan Shepard jockey to become the first man in space.
The Right Stuff will star Patrick J. Adams (Suits) as John Glenn, Jake McDorman (Limitless) as Alan Shepard, and Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time) as Gordon Cooper, along with Eric Ladin, Patrick Fischler, Nora Zehetner, Eloise Mumford, Shannon Lucio, and Josh Cooke.
Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) will serve as an executive producer through his Appian Way banner along with Jennifer Davisson, Will Staples, Mark Lafferty, and Lizzie Mickery. Game of Thrones’ David Nutter will direct the series’ premiere episode and is also set as an executive producer. Lafferty has also signed on as the showrunner.
The series is co-production between Appian Way Productions and Warner Horizon Television in partnership with National Geographic.
The Right Stuff will make its debut sometime in 2020 on NatGeo.
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