'THE RIGHT STUFF' TV SERIES
BOARDS ITS YOUNG ASTRONAUTS
|Jake McDorman will lead the cast!
Patrick J. Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles, Jake McDorman is Alan Shepard, one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive! Joe Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise, while Aaron Staton will be Wally Schirra, a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks. James Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, a soulful man who was dubbed “The Poet” by the other astronauts,
and Micah Stock plays Deke Slayton, a
taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer, with Michael
Trotter as Gus Grissom, a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes
the second man in space.
|James Laferty, Joe Dempsie, Patrick J. Adams also star!
THE STORY OF THE SERIES
starts at the height of the Cold War. To combat a national sentiment of fear and decline, the U.S. government conceives of NASA’s Project Mercury, igniting a space race with the Soviets and making instant celebrities
of a handful of the military’s adrenaline fueled test pilots. These individuals, who come to be known as the Mercury Seven, are forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. At the heart of a historic drama archrivals Glenn and Shepard jockey to become the first man in space.
|Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, Aaron Staton are also in the cast!