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Friday / August 21 / 2020

The Right Stuff Official Trailer

Disney+ has released the official trailer of The Right Stuff, along with the announcement of its double-episode series premiere on October 9th!


Sunday / July 26 / 2020

The Right Stuff Comic-Con@Home Panel + New Clip

As previously announced, The Right Stuff held a panel as part of the Comic-Con@Home. The cast and crew all gathered to discuss about making the show. A new clip was also released, which features Jake’s character, Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard, rushing to making a meeting at NASA. You can watch both below!


Thursday / July 02 / 2020

Disney+ Joins Comic-Con@Home

Three of Disney+ shows will be having virtual panels next month as part of the Comic-Con@Home event, including The Right Stuff. From the press release, Jake will be part of the panel.

UPDATE: Their panel is scheduled on July 25th, 1PM PST.

Disney will tout three projects coming to its Disney+ streaming service with virtual panels during next month’s Comic-Con@Home event.

Anthology docuseries Marvel’s 616, scripted original series The Right Stuff and animated movie Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe will all get screen time.

Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the physical Comic-Con, which was canceled due to COVID-19: July 22 to 26.

The Right Stuff, like the feature film and book it is based on, explores the early days of the U.S. space program. The first National Geographic scripted original series headed for Disney+, it comes from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

The panel for the show will feature cast members Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Trotter, Aaron Staton, Micah Stock, James Lafferty, Nora Zehetner, Shannon Lucio, Eloise Mumford, Eric Ladin and Patrick Fischler. Showrunner and exec producer Mark Lafferty and executive producer Jennifer Davisson will also appear. The moderator will be former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison.

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Wednesday / May 06 / 2020

The Right Stuff Moves to Disney+

The Right Stuff has found a new home. Originally developed for Nat Geo, the eight-episode adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s bestselling novel of the same name will debut on Disney+ this fall. Check out the first two official photos in our gallery, and a behind-the-scenes teaser below!


Sunday / October 20 / 2019

D23 Expo 2019

The cast of The Right Stuff attended this year’s D23 Expo last August 24th for a Q&A panel session. Check out photos of Jake at the event in our gallery!


Wednesday / July 24 / 2019

First Look on The Right Stuff

National Geographic released a special featurette for their upcoming original series, The Right Stuff, as the show begins production. The first look video highlights the entire team visiting the Kennedy Space Center last July 16th to also give the actors exposure to the real world of experimental flight test.


Saturday / June 15 / 2019

Jake McDorman to Star in Nat Geo Series The Right Stuff

New project alert! Jake is set to star in National Geographic’s TV adaption of The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name. He will portray Alan Shepard, one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive. Production begins this fall, and the series is expected to premiere next year!

Jake McDorman (What We Do in the Shadows) and Joe Dempsie(Game of Thrones) are set to star opposite Patrick J. Adams in National Geographic’s scripted series The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling nonfiction book. They will play three of the seven astronauts who comprised the famed Mercury Seven. Cast as the remaining four are Aaron Staton (Narcos: Mexico), Michael Trotter (Underground), Micah Stock (Escape at Dannemora) and James Lafferty (Castle Rock).

The Right Stuff,  from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, takes a look at what would become America’s first “reality show,” as ambitious astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that either will kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury.

Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles; McDorman portrays Alan Shepard, one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive; Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise; Staton portrays Wally Schirra, a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks; Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, a soulful man who was dubbed “The Poet” by the other astronauts; Stock portrays Deke Slayton, a taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer; and Trotter plays Gus Grissom, a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space.

The first season of The Right Stuff, which uses Wolfe’s book as its jumping-off point, 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 populated by deeply human characters, archrivals Glenn and Shepard jockey to become the first man in space.

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