EXCLUSIVE: Disney+ has opted to not order a second season of area race collection The Right Stuff. The Mercury 7 interval drama, starring Patrick J. Adams and Jake McDorman, originated at Nationwide Geographic earlier than launching as a Disney+ unique final October. It’s Disney+’s first scripted collection cancellation.
Warner Bros. Tv, the studio behind The Proper Stuff, is procuring it to different retailers, with WarnerMedia siblings TNT and HBO Max thought-about logical potential targets. I hear the choices on the solid expire tomorrow, and WBTV has requested for a two-week extension whereas the efforts to discover a new dwelling proceed.
There’s a main incentive for WBTV and mum or dad WarnerMedia to try to hold The Proper Stuff going — in November, the collection, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Method, was given $13.7 million to maneuver from Florida to California for Season 2, the fourth-highest relocating incentive ever awarded beneath the CFC program.
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Disney+’s resolution to not proceed with a second season of The Proper Stuff, tailored from Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction account of the early days of the U.S. area program, got here after prolonged discussions with WBTV. I hear they examined totally different concepts for persevering with the collection, together with a second season centered on a brand new mission from the Eighties, possible with a brand new solid.
The Proper Stuff, which is believed to have been a modest performer for Disney+ that didn’t break into Nielsen’s High 10 streaming rankings, marked Nat Geo’s first scripted unique collection for Disney+. It was Disney+’s second unique drama collection after The Mandalorian and offered the SVOD platform with a high-end unique scripted collection within the fall when streamers felt the consequences of the coronavirus-related manufacturing shutdown that drained the unique content material pipeline.
Set in 1959, the eight-episode The Proper Stuff examines what would change into America’s first “actuality present,” as formidable astronauts and their households change into prompt celebrities in a contest that would kill them or make them immortal. The 2 males on the heart of the story are Main John Glenn (Adams), a revered take a look at pilot and dedicated household man with unwavering rules, and Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard (McDorman), among the best take a look at pilots in Navy historical past.
The remainder of the Mercury Seven consists of Lieutenant Gordon Cooper (Colin O’Donoghue), Wally Schirra (Aaron Staton), Scott Carpenter (James Lafferty), Deke Slayton (Micah Inventory), and Gus Grissom (Michael Trotter).
The Proper Stuff‘s ensemble solid additionally consists of Nora Zehetner, Eloise Mumford, and Shannon Lucio, Patrick Fischler, Eric Ladin, Danny Robust and Josh Cooke.
DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are govt producers, together with showrunner Mark Lafferty. Chris Lengthy directed and govt produced the primary episode. Will Staples, Howard Korder and Danny Robust are additionally govt producers. Thelma Schoonmaker is consulting producer. Michael Hampton shepherded this undertaking on behalf of Appian Method and is co-producer.