“The Right Stuff,” Nat Geo’s adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 nonfiction e-book of the identical title, simply didn’t have the, effectively, proper stuff for Disney Plus. The sequence just isn’t shifting ahead on the Disney streaming service, however Warner Bros. Television is on the lookout for a brand new dwelling for the Patrick J. Adams series, a supply tells Variety.
According to separate individual accustomed to the matter, the cancellation was not tied to the present’s efficiency however a redesign of NatGeo’s strategic focus. Two variations of the present are at present being shopped round, one in every of which entails the present solid’s contracts being prolonged, however one other that focuses on the Nineteen Eighties and incorporates a new solid.
While Disney Plus has discovered high-profile performers in Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” and Marvel’s “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” different unique sequence on the service outdoors of the Marvel and “Star Wars” households don’t seem to have gained related traction.
The present, which revolves across the tales of Major John Glenn (performed by Adams) and Lieutenant Commander Alan Shephard, performed by Jake McDorman, premiered within the fall. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way govt produced the eight-episode sequence in regards to the Mercury 7 astronauts, which is described as “aspirational story about exploration, ambition, determination and resilience and reminds us that human beings can achieve the extraordinary when united by a common purpose.”
Should there be subsequent seasons, the Apollo Space Program, the moon touchdown, and different missions had beforehand been recognized as matters of exploration. DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are govt producers, with Mark Lafferty serving as govt producer and showrunner. David Nutter directed and govt produced the premiere episode; Will Staples additionally govt produced.
Deadline first reported the information.