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