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Coming in October 2020 on Disney+!


The first season of The Right Stuff, which uses Wolfe’s book as its jumping-off point, starts at the height of the Cold War. 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 Glenn and Shepard jockey to become the first man in space.
[Patrick J.] Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles; [Jake] McDorman portrays Alan Shepard, one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive; [Joe] Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise; [Aaron] Staton portrays Wally Schirra, a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks; [James] Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, a soulful man who was dubbed “The Poet” by the other astronauts; [Micah] Stock portrays Deke Slayton, a taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer; and [Michael] Trotter plays Gus Grissom, a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space.

‘The Right Stuff’: Jake McDorman & Joe Dempsie To Star As Nat Geo Series Assembles Mercury Seven

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Comic Con is going to be free online this year due to COVID-19 so everyone can see the panel for The Right Stuff! It's currently scheduled for Saturday, but be sure to check the Comic Con website beforehand to make sure they haven't moved things around in the schedule.


1:00 p.m. The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic, following seven of the military's best pilots as they become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the panel will feature cast members Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Trotter, Aaron Staton, Micah Stock and James Lafferty, showrunner and executive producer Mark Lafferty and executive producer Jennifer Davisson.


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The Right Stuff has been cancelled. 


They are trying to shop it around, maybe to HBO Max, but lets face it the show wasn't very good, it's probably a goner. It's a shame, I had been really looking forward to it before it started, but they took a really interesting story, good production values, a decent cast (arguable but I've seen a lot of them in other things and with good material they are definitely capable of better) and managed to suck the life and energy out of everything. The whole thing felt flat.  

I hope the cast are freed up soon so they can move on to other things.

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