Disney+ has released the trailer and premiere date for the highly anticipated adaption of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book The Right Stuff. The premiere will be two episodes that will land on the platform Friday, October 9. The series will span over eight episodes that were originally developed for Nat Geo (National Geographic) before moving to Disney+ in May.
The official synopsis for the show is:
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
Check out the trailer below!