According to Deadline, HBO is currently working on a limited series about the growth of SpaceX. The series will be produced by Channing Tatum’s production company, Free Association, and it’s expected to have six episodes.
The show will tell the story of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s handpicked team of engineers leading up to the Falcon 9’s launch into orbit on May 30, 2020. It will be written by Star Trek Beyond‘s Doug Jung, and based on the book by Ashlee Vance called Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, which was published in 2017.
— ≡ LιSλB E-7H 🔋⚡️🎃 (@NuovaRealta) October 12, 2020
Executive producers Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kiernan will work alongside Vance and Len Amato, the former President of HBO Films, Cinemax, and Miniseries. The project will be overseen by Michael Parets of Free Association.
Two-man NASA team, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, successfully launched into orbit this past summer for a total of two months at the International Space Station, before returning to Earth on August 2. The mission was the first of its kind, the Crew Dragon capsule safely having carried Hurley and Behnken into orbit for an extended stay.
SpaceX has also recently made developments in its Starlink satellite internet, and it’s looking to release a limited beta for the service soon.
It’s unclear when the series will be released, however, it’s sure to reinvigorate those tuning into the United States’ space operations when it does.
Zach is a writer, musician, and EV enthusiast, currently residing in Santa Rosa, Ca. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.