Former “Suits” co-lead Patrick J. Adams has scored his first series-regular role since that show, taking on the part of Major John Glenn in National Geographic’s scripted series “The Right Stuff”.
Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television are producing this version of Tom Wolfe’s best-selling nonfiction book about the ambitious astronauts and their families who become instant celebrities in a competition that either will kill them or make them immortal in their quest to be a part of Project Mercury.
Glenn is a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles and he immediately locks horns with Alan Shepard in an unrelenting fight to be the first man in space. Ed Harris played the role in the 1983 film adaptation.
Production will begin this Fall in Cocoa Beach, Florida for a 2020 premiere globally, and subsequent seasons will carry through to the Apollo Space Program. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are executive producers while Mark Lafferty is showrunner.