Disney+'s space drama will begin filming its next season in San Diego.
The National Geographic Disney+ original series, The Right Stuff is getting a second season by the looks of it. Deadline reports that although there is no official announcement of a second season just yet, the show has been given $13.7 million to move production from Florida to California. The NASA series executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio is now the fourth-highest awarded relocating show ever under the CFC program.
The space drama tells the story of the early days of the U.S. space program and is based on the 1983 Academy Award-winning film. It is also the latest adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 space race novel. What more do we know about the upcoming season? Let's find out.
According to Express UK, a release date would depend on how fast production takes place. The second season could be delayed due to coronavirus restrictions during filming so it's tough to say right now. Perhaps the 8 episodes for the next season would air on a weekly basis rather than its entirety. The show may come out by the end of this year or early next year, but this is entirely speculation.
We'll need to see the first season come out with all its episodes to determine what happens in the next season. As for now, according to The DisInsider, the story starts off with the Soviet Union dominating the space race at the height of the Cold War in 1959. The American government decided to step up its game and make up lost ground by launching its own space program in the span of two years. Newly-formed NASA handpicks seven astronauts from a pool of military test pilots and the series follows their journey with a focus on their families as well. Season two could continue to dramatize the story of NASA, along with the personal lives of the 'Mercury 7'.
@halfadams we finished #therightstuffseries in one night. I hope so much @disneyplus will pick it for a second season, I really want to keep following their stories... and see John Glenn go to space! 🚀 https://t.co/JNJfkplDBy— Arianna :) (@MyLifeIsAthread) January 24, 2021
We're likely to see all seven main stars return to the show... they are the heart of the story after all. This includes " Patrick J. Adams would be returning as Major John Glenn and Jake McDorman would again assume the mantle of Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard. Colin O’Donoghue would be back as Captain Gordo Cooper, Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra, James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter, Micah Stock as Deke Slayton, and Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom. Other cast members likely to be back could be Nora Zehetner as Annie Glenn, Shannon Lucio as Louise Shepard, Eloise Mumford as Trudy Cooper, Patrick Fischler as Bob Gilruth, and Eric Ladin as Chris Kraft."