No Season 2 for the space program drama.
April 2, 2021
It is being reported that Disney+ has cancelled The Right Stuff after just one season. The drama, which aired its eight-episode freshman season last fall, is the first scripted cancellation on the streaming service.
Based on Tom Wolfe's 1979 book of the same name, the series is set in the early 1960s when U.S. fighter pilots are recruited to trial experimental aircraft and rockets, becoming America's first astronauts known as the Mercury Seven. As part of the space race with the Soviet Union, these astronauts and their families become household names as they work towards humankind's monumental achievement of landing on the moon.
Per Deadline, producer Warner Bros. Television is shopping the show around for a potential second season. TNT and HBO Max could be possible destinations, as they are both owned by WarnerMedia.
04/05/21 at 03:25am
I guess this show didn't have.... The righ....... ah nevermind.
04/03/21 at 08:18pm
I wanted to be the first person to say something nice about this show ... but then I watched it.
04/03/21 at 04:35pm
To be honest its yawnage , i tried to get into it ,but couldn't ....
For All Mankind is a lot better and a better story line and how they do the archive news i will never know ,but the premise just jumped at me what would have truly happened if the soviets got to the moon first and the cold war ..just brilliant ...but the right stuff sorry it didn't do anything ...
04/03/21 at 12:47pm
As someone who disliked the movie for its slanderous portrayal of astronaut Gus Grissom (he was portrayed as incompetent and almost cowardly), I watched season one of the series hoping it would be an improvement over the movie.
In fact, it was actually WORSE. As others have commented, it was no more than a space age soap opera, with a number of laughably inept errors that anyone without even a modest background in space flight history could have caught.
A terrible series. If you can’t do better, let it die.
04/03/21 at 12:29pm
A horrible disgrace of a show. Sort of like revisionist 1619 history.
04/03/21 at 04:41am
I don’t know what their source material was, but it WASN’T Tom Wolfe’s book. Very little of the story from the book appeared in the series, and most of what we saw onscreen was not in the book.
Disney managed to take the story of an exciting time in America’s history, a time when we could legitimately be proud of this country, and turn it into a boring soap opera.
04/03/21 at 03:15am
To be honest, this doesn't surprise me.
This was a soap opera at best and a lousy one at that. There was absolutely no exitement and all that useless stuff they added ruined the whole story. I would not have watched a second season had there been one.
04/02/21 at 06:57pm
Only Disney could ruin the entire astronaut experience with an inferior, misguided and revisionist product. Shocked that it made through a whole season.