Thursday, August 20, 2020

Disney+ Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'The Right Stuff' Starring Patrick J. Adams and Jake McDorman

Disney+ has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series The Right Stuff starring Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Jake McDorman (Limitless).

The first two episodes of the 8-episode season will be available on Friday, October 9, with the remaining episodes being released on a weekly schedule.

At the height of the Cold War in 1959, America fears it is a nation in decline as the Soviet Union dominates the space race. But the U.S. government has a solution - put a man in space. Newly-formed NASA is given the monumental task, and a group of the nation's best engineers estimate they'll need decades to accomplish the feat... but they only have two years. They hand select seven astronauts from a pool of military test pilots. These are ordinary men, plucked from obscurity, and within days of being presented to the world, they are forged into heroes before they achieve a single heroic act.

The drama stars Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O'Donoghue, James Lafferty, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, Patrick Fischler, Eric Ladin, Nora Zehetner, Shannon Lucio and Eloise Mumford.

Mark Lafferty developed the drama based on the novel by Tom Wolfe. He executive produces with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Danny Strong, Will Staples, Howard Korder and Chris Long. Warner Bros. Television and Appian Way produce.