Based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book, O’Donoghue will portray Lt. Gordon Cooper. The cast also include Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter, Micah Stock and James Lafferty.
The Right Stuff, from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, looks at what would become America’s first “reality show,” as the 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. Production begins this month in Cocoa Beach, FL. The series will premiere globally on National Geographic in 2020.