The Right Stuff trailer sets Disney+ premiere for October
National Geographic has released the official The Right Stuff trailer for their upcoming drama series, featuring the famous Mercury Seven as they embark on a groundbreaking mission that will not only change their careers but will also greatly affect their personal lives. Starring Patrick J. Adams, the series will be available for streaming on Friday, October 9, exclusively on Disney+. Check out the video 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.
The NASA-based series now marks the second program to be taken by the streaming service from Nat Geo after the docuseries The World According to Jeff Goldblum was originally set up with the Disney-owned cable network before being sent to Disney+. The Right Stuff is set to become the first scripted original series for Disney+ from Nat Geo and will provide a platform for a notable original drama in the fall when streamers begin to feel the effects of pandemic-related production shutdowns.
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 Right Stuff is co-production between Appian Way Productions and Warner Horizon Television in partnership with National Geographic.