'The Right Stuff' Sets Disney+ Premiere Date & Unveils New Trailer (VIDEO)

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National Geographic's The Right Stuff is getting ready to blast off, as the series adaptation now has an official premiere date and a new trailer. Get ready to relive the days of the space race when the drama premieres Friday, October 9 on Disney+ with two episodes.

The project, which hails from Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, is based on Tom Wolfe's 1979 bestselling book of the same name. In anticipation of the fall arrival, the full trailer was released on August 20, featuring the stellar cast and the intense journey The Mercury 7 will have as the eight-episode season unfolds. See the preview below:

Back in July, the cast and crew joined former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison at [email protected] to discuss what fans can expect from the series about the early days of the US space program. Viewers were treated to two clips from the drama, including a sneak peek look at the making of The Right Stuff and an exclusive clip teasing the beginnings of the Mercury Seven, otherwise known as the astronauts who flew Project Mercury. Set during the height of the Cold War, the show will see these ordinary men achieve and reach extraordinary heights which in turn inspired America to also set their sights on new horizons.

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Taking center stage in the first official clip is the show's stellar cast including Jake McDorman (Limitless) and Suits alum Patrick J. Adams, who play Alan Shepard and John Glenn respectively. In the scene, McDorman's Shepard is late to the meeting in which military pilots are being recruited for space travel by the newly-formed NASA.

Along with Adams and McDorman, the cast of the series also includes Colin O'Donoghue, Michael Trotter, Aaron Staton, Micah Stock, James Lafferty, Nora Zehetner, Shannon Lucio, Eloise Mumford, Eric Ladin, and Patrick Fischler. Mark Lafferty serves as showrunner, and Jennifer Davisson as executive producer.

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The Right Stuff, Series Premiere, Friday, October 9, Disney+