‘The Right Stuff’ showrunner Mark Lafferty on why it’s so important to ‘tell this story now’

O’Donoghue, Micah Stock and Michael Trotter will star in the new drama series Nat Geo, which will begin streaming on Disney+ on October 9. The series stars Jake McDorman, Patrick J. Adams, James Lafferty, Aaron Staton, Colin O’Neal-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. “Innovation, aspiration…that’s a big part of the reason we want to tell this story now,” says showrunner Mark. The episode premieres on Friday.

A behind-the-scenes featurette includes clips from the Mercury Seven series. Lafferty added that it’s important that we all start to look at things that might seem impossible and to say, “We can do them.” Make your predictions at Gold Derby now. Can you top our esteemed leaderboards next? Our latest racetrack odds terrify Hollywood chiefs and stars.