The Right Stuff on Disney+ this Fall

The Right Stuff from National Geographic will premiere this fall on Disney+.

The two men at the center of the story are Major John Glenn and Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard.

The rest of the Mercury Seven includes Lieutenant Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Deke Slayton, and Gus Grissom.

Major John Glenn (Patrick J. Adams) is a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles. Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard (Jake McDorman) is one of the best test pilots in Navy history.

Lieutenant Gordon Cooper (Colin O’Donoghue) is the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise.

Wally Schirra (Aaron Staton) is a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks.

Scott Carpenter (James Lafferty) is a soulful man who was dubbed “The Poet” by the other astronauts.

Deke Slayton (Micah Stock) is a pilot and engineer.

Gus Grissom (Michael Trotter) is a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space.

Synopsis

As the Mercury 7 astronauts are thrust into the public eye, NASA’s PR department goes into overdrive to paint the perfect picture, aided by the writers and editors at LIFE Magazine.

Official Trailer

Initial thoughts

A remake of the 1983 film with the same title. I’m looking forward to seeing this one. Should be an amazing series.

The Right Stuff Micah Stock as Deke Slayton, Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard, Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra, Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom, Patrick J. Adams as John Glenn, Colin O’Donoghue as Gordon Cooper and James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter in National Geographic's THE RIGHT STUFF on Disney+. (National Geographic/Gene Page)
Left row front to back: Micah Stock as Deke Slayton, Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom, Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra. Right row front to back: Patrick J. Adams as John Glenn, Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard, Colin O’Donoghue as Gordon Cooper and James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter in National Geographic’s THE RIGHT STUFF on Disney+. (National Geographic/Gene Page)
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