The Right Stuff

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  • TV-14
Based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff is an inspirational look at the early days of the U.S. Space Program and the incredible story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven. At the height of the Cold War in 1959, the... read more
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Based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff is an inspirational look at the early days of the U.S. Space Program and the incredible story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven. 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. At a time when many wondered if America’s glory days were behind it, The Right Stuff is an aspirational story about how ordinary human beings can achieve the extraordinary. As much about who we are today as it is about historic achievements, the series evokes the wonder of this singular era, when the free world looked towards a new horizon of hope as we first stepped off the bounds of our only home to venture into the vast unknown.

Original Release

10/05/2020 on DISNEY PLUS

US Release

10/05/2020

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Cast

Micah Stock Deke Slayton
Jake McDorman Alan Shepard
Eric Ladin Chris Kraft
Aaron Staton Wally Schirra
Patrick J. Adams John Glenn
James Lafferty Scott Carpenter
Colin O'Donoghue Gordon Cooper
Chandler Head Cam Cooper
Kaley Ronayne Dee O'Hara
Patrick Fischler Bob Gilruth
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

Andrew Bernstein, Nick Copus, John David Coles, Louise Friedberg, Chris Long

Writers

Mark Lafferty, Tom Wolfe, Vinnie Wilhelm, Danielle Roderick, Philip Kaufman, Ameni Rozsa, Lizzie Mickery, Howard Korder, Will Staples

Cast

Micah Stock Deke Slayton
Jake McDorman Alan Shepard
Eric Ladin Chris Kraft
Aaron Staton Wally Schirra
Patrick J. Adams John Glenn
James Lafferty Scott Carpenter
Colin O'Donoghue Gordon Cooper
Chandler Head Cam Cooper
Kaley Ronayne Dee O'Hara
Patrick Fischler Bob Gilruth
Michael Trotter Gus Grissom
Nora Zehetner Annie Glenn
Eloise Mumford Trudy Cooper
Rachel Burttram Betty Grissom
Joshua Ritter Carl "Roy" Hutmacher
Taegen Burns Laura Shepard
Jackson Pace Glynn Lunney
Lucy Capri Janita Cooper
Kyra Johnson Lyn Glenn
Austan Sullivan NASA Engineer

Producers

Will Staples Executive Producer
Mark Lafferty Executive Producer
Danny Strong Executive Producer
Howard Korder Executive Producer
Vinnie Wilhelm Executive Producer
Jennifer Davisson Executive Producer
Leonardo DiCaprio Executive Producer
Chris Long Executive Producer
Matt Barber Producer
Joshua Levey Producer
Lisa Albert Producer
Chris Long Producer
Ameni Rozsa Producer
Thelma Schoonmaker Producer
Llewellyn Wells Producer
Michael Hampton Producer

Editors

Matt Barber, Paul Karasick, Pattye Rogers, Luyen Vu, Matthew Colonna

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