The Right Stuff, which told the story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury 7, has been canceled on Disney+ after one season.

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline has reported that The Right Stuff on Disney+ has been canceled after one season on the service.
  • Warner Bros. Television is shopping the show to others with TNT and HBO Max as potential targets for the series to continue.
  • Disney+ and National Geographic debuted a documentary special on November 20 called The Real Right Stuff as a companion piece to the scripted series.
  • In November, the series was given $13.7 million to move production from Florida to California for Season 2.
  • You can read our review of the first season here.

About The Right Stuff:

  • The Right Stuff is based on the bestselling book by Tom Wolfe, exploring the early days of the U.S. Space Program and the iconic story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury 7.
  • The series is produced for National Geographic by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Bros. Television.

Synopsis:

  • “At the height of the Cold War in 1959, America fears it is a nation in decline as the Soviet Union dominates the space race. But, the U.S. government has a solution – put a man in space. Newly-formed NASA is given the monumental task, and a group of the nation’s best engineers estimate they’ll need decades to accomplish the feat…but they only have two years. NASA engineers work against the clock under mounting pressure from Washington. Together, they hand select seven astronauts from a pool of military test pilots. These are ordinary men, plucked from obscurity, and within days of being presented to the world, they are forged into heroes before they achieve a single heroic act.”
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