The Right Stuff Teaser Reveals First Look At Mercury Seven
National Geographic has released a featurette trailer for their upcoming drama series The Right Stuff, highlighting the start of production as the cast as experiences the real world of experimental flight testing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Set to debut in 2020, the series is based on author Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book of the same name. Check it out in the player below!
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.
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