HBO is developing a limited series about the rise of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private rocket company that is revolutionizing the space travel industry.
The six-episode series is being produced by Channing Tatum’s Free Association. It will tell the true story of how Elon Musk himself selected a team of engineers to work on a remote island where they would develop the Falcon 9, which was the first manned SpaceX rocket launched into orbit on May 30, 2020.
The success of SpaceX mission this past summer opened up many possibilities for what space travel could look like in the future, bringing Musk’s lifelong dream to make humankind a multi-planetary species closer to fruition. The launch featured two American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, which then returned safely to Earth on August 2 after a two-month stint on the International Space Station.
The limited series will be written by Star Trek Beyond writer Doug Jung and is based on Ashlee Vance’s book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Tatum’s production company, Free Association, has a partnership with Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan to executive produce.
HBO has been on a role with successful limited series over the past few years, infact, the past three years in a row they have nabbed the Best Limited Series Emmy. From Watchman, which won 11 Emmy Awards, Chernobyl, which was the winner of 15 Emmy Awards and lastly, Big Little Lies. There are high hopes that the SpaceX project will be able to bring home another limites series award for HBO.