The story of Elon Musk’s SpaceX is coming to TV. HBO is reportedly growing a six-episode restricted sequence primarily based on Ashlee Vance’s 2015 best-selling Musk biography “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.” It will inform the story of a crew of SpaceX engineers who have been picked by Musk to construct and launch a rocket into orbit (Falcon 1), and subsequently delivered the first-ever reusable rocket (Falcon 9) that might land vertically. Channing Tatum is among the many govt producers on the HBO SpaceX sequence, alongside Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond) as author and govt producer.
Variety brings phrase of HBO engaged on a SpaceX miniseries, and notes that Musk will not be concerned “at this time.” Vance’s guide covers Musk’s life from childhood to his SpaceX days, by his years at metropolis information Zip2, funds processor PayPal, and electrical automobile producer Tesla. However, the HBO sequence will solely give attention to SpaceX that has a whole lot of firsts to its identify for a privately-funded area firm, together with the first manned Falcon 9 mission again in May.
Musk based SpaceX in 2002, a yr earlier than he began Tesla, and now instructions a private internet price of practically $100 billion (about Rs. 7,34,000 crores).
In addition to Star Trek Beyond, Jung has beforehand labored on the Netflix psychological crime thriller sequence Mindhunter, the 2018 sci-fi horror movie The Cloverfield Paradox, and the motion sequence Banshee, out there on Disney+ Hotstar in India. Jung was additionally the creator on the short-lived TNT motion crime drama sequence Dark Blue.
Tatum’s Free Association banner will produce the HBO SpaceX sequence, with Free Association’s Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan additionally serving as govt producers, alongside former HBO Films president Len Amato and Vance. Free Association’s Michael Parets will oversee the HBO SpaceX sequence.
Vance’s guide was named among the many finest books of 2015 by a number of American publications, together with Audible, Fast Company, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. It spent a number of months on The New York Times best-seller checklist.