HBO is development a limited series about the rise of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private rocket company that is in the midst of reviving the United States’ space aspirations.
The six-episode series would tells the story of Musk as he handpicks a team of engineers to work on a remote Pacific Island where they build, and launch, the first manned SpaceX rocket into orbit — the Falcon 9 — on May 30, 2020. SpaceX is a big piece of the billionaire entrepreneur’s lifelong dream to make humankind a multi-planetary species.
The project will be penned by Star Trek Beyond scribe Doug Jung based on Ashlee Vance’s book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, first published in 2017. Free Association’s Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Keirnan will executive produce with Vance and Len Amato, HBO’s former President Of HBO Films, Miniseries & Cinemax
The successful SpaceX mission this past summer saw Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, the two-man NASA astronaut team aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, return safely to Earth on August 2 after a two-month stay on the International Space Station.
HBO of course has had massive success with limited series, with its most recently biggie Watchman winning 11 Emmy Awards last month including Best Limited Series. Chernobyl won 15 Emmys the year before that including Best Limited Series. HBO also won the coveted trophy in 2017 with Big Little Lies.
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