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[10/14/20 - 09:11 AM]
Disney+ to Premiere Documentary Special "The Real Right Stuff," from National Geographic, on Friday, Nov. 20
The two-hour documentary, from National Geographic, complements the Disney+ original scripted series "The Right Stuff" which will premiere its season finale on the same day.

[09/16/20 - 10:15 AM]
It's Fall on Disney+: A New Season of Original Movies, Series and Blockbuster Movies Coming to Disney+
Disney+ also announced two new nonfiction series joining the service this fall: "Meet the Chimps," a new docuseries from National Geographic about the 200-acre Chimp Haven refugee in Louisiana, and "Marvel 616," an anthology documentary series exploring the impact of the Marvel Universe.

[08/20/20 - 07:01 AM]
"The Right Stuff" from National Geographic Lands on Disney+ with Two-Episode Premiere on October 9
Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O'Donoghue, James Lafferty, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter and Micah Stock star in the project.

[07/01/20 - 09:45 AM]
Disney+ Joins Comic-con@Home July 23-26 to Present Upcoming Originals "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe," Marvel's 616," and "The Right Stuff"
Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, and online attendees are encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the virtual activities.

[05/05/20 - 09:05 AM]
National Geographic's "The Right Stuff" to Premiere on Disney+ This Fall
The eight-episode, scripted series takes a clear-eyed look at what would become America's first "reality show," as ambitious astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that could kill them or make them immortal.

[10/11/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 11
Updates include: The CW lands Jared Padalecki's "Walker, Texas Ranger" reboot; Steven Spielberg's "Masters of the Air" jumps from HBO to Apple TV+; and Mandy Moore sells potential drama to ABC.

[10/09/19 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 9
Updates include: Michael Raymond-James to visit FOX's "Prodigal Son"; Kaley Ronayne tapped for Nat Geo's "The Right Stuff"; and Cameron Johnson sells "Diversity Hire" to FOX.

[08/19/19 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 19
Updates include: Stephen Amell to lead "Heels" at Starz; HBO Max opens writers' room for "The Rules of Magic"; and Stacy Rukeyser brings "Sex/Life" to Netflix.

[07/12/19 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 12
Updates include: Colin O'Donoghue tapped for Nat Geo's "The Right Stuff"; Katherine Waterston cast in HBO's "The Third Day"; and Aya Cash in talks to join Amazon's "The Boys."

[06/21/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 21
Updates include: James Marsden, Greg Kinnear among eyed for "The Stand" adaptation at CBS All Access; Nat Geo's "The Right Stuff" rounds out cast; and Paramount Network's "Paradise Lost" fills out ensemble.

[06/14/19 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 14
Updates include: Nat Geo's "The Right Stuff" rounds out cast; Lena Dunham to helm HBO's "Industry"; and Ben Edlund confirms end of the road for Amazon's "The Tick."

[05/31/19 - 09:26 AM]
National Geographic Taps Patrick J. Adams as Maj. John Glenn in Global Scripted Series "The Right Stuff," Based on Tom Wolfe's Best-Seller
Production will begin this fall in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and will premiere globally on National Geographic in 2020.

[02/10/19 - 02:05 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights to Series "The Right Stuff," An Adaptation of Tom Wolfe's Best-Seller That Recounts the Pioneering Chapter of the Historic U.S. Space Race
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are executive producers, along with Mark Lafferty, who signs on as showrunner.

[07/25/17 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 25
Updates include: Tom Felton exiting The CW's "The Flash"; Tracy Spiridakos set as regular on NBC's "Chicago PD"; and Colin Ferguson to recur on FXX's "You're the Worst."







RIGHT STUFF, THE (DISNEY PLUS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/9/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2020)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from Disney+'s web site, October 2020) Based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff is an inspirational look at the early days of the U.S. Space Program and the incredible story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven. At the height of the Cold War in 1959, the Soviet Union dominates the space race, and America fears it is a nation in decline. Newly-formed NASA has the monumental task of sending a man into space, and its engineers estimate they need decades to accomplish the feat. They are given two years. Dubbed Project Mercury, the program recruits and trains just seven astronauts from a handful of the military’s best pilots. Within days of being presented to the world, the Mercury Seven become instant celebrities, forged into heroes before they achieve a single heroic act. At a time when many wondered if America’s glory days were behind it, The Right Stuff is an aspirational story about how ordinary human beings can achieve the extraordinary. As much about who we are today as it is about historic achievements, the series evokes the wonder of this singular era, when the free world looked towards a new horizon of hope as we first stepped off the bounds of our only home to venture into the vast unknown.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra
· Colin O'Donoghue as Gordon Cooper
· Danny Strong as John "Shorty" Powers
· Eloise Mumford as Trudy Cooper
· Eric Ladin as Chris Kraft
· Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard
· James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter
· Josh Cooke as Loudon Wainwright, Jr.
· Micah Stock as Deke Slayton
· Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom
· Nora Zehetner as Annie Glenn
· Patrick Fischler as Bob Gilruth
· Patrick J. Adams as John Glenn
· Shannon Lucio as Louise Shepard
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Joe Dempsie as Gordon Cooper (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Long as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Danny Strong as CP
· Howard Korder as EP
· Jennifer Davisson as EP
· Leonardo DiCaprio as EP
· Mark Lafferty as EP
· Michael Hampton as CO-PROD
· Thelma Schoonmaker as CP
· Tom Wolfe as BOOK
· Will Staples as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Appian Way Productions
· Warner Horizon Television