The Right Stuff

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The Right Stuff
Premiere October 9, 2020
Finale November 20, 2020
Airs streaming
Creator Will Staples
Network/Provider Disney+
Style 60-minute drama
Company Will Staples, Inc.,
Appian Way,
Warner Horizon Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 8
(List of episodes)
Origin USA
Watch Now Disney+

The Right Stuff is an adaptation of author Tom Wolfe's iconic, best-selling nonfiction account of the early days of the U.S. space program.

The Right Stuff takes a clear-eyed, non-nostalgic look at the lives of these ambitious astronauts and their families, who became instant celebrities in a competition that would either kill them or make them immortal.

The first season, which uses the book as its starting point, takes place at the height of the Cold War in 1958, when the Soviets are dominating the space race. The public is in fear of a nation in decline, so the U.S. government conceives of a solution - NASA's Project Mercury - creating the country's premier astronauts from a handful of the military's adrenaline-junkie test pilots. Seven individuals, known as the Mercury Seven, are plucked from obscurity and soon forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. Within the heart of this historic drama that's populated by deeply human characters, two archrivals - John Glenn and Alan Shepard - jockey to be the first in space.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Patrick J. Adams Major John Glenn
Jake McDorman Alan Shepard
Colin O'Donoghue Lieutenant Gordon Cooper
Aaron Staton Wally Schirra
Michael Trotter Gus Grissom
Micah Stock Deke Slayton
James Lafferty Scott Carpenter
Eric Ladin Chris Kraft
Patrick Fischler Bob Gilruth
Nora Zehetner Annie Glenn
Eloise Mumford Trudy Cooper
Shannon Lucio Louise Shepard
Josh Cooke Loudon Wainwright, Jr.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Danny Strong John "Shorty" Powers
Kaley Ronayne Nurse Dee O'Hara
Jade Albany Rene Carpenter


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One October 9, 2020 November 20, 2020 8


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