Space nerds and science geeks who collectively held their breaths during Falcon 9’s launch into space in May, this new update is just the thing for you. Elon Musk’s SpaceX journey is getting documented in the form of a series. HBO is developing a limited series about SpaceX, the space exploration company founded by Musk.
As per reports on Variety, the upcoming SpaceX story is a six-episode series. The project will be produced by Channing Tatum’s banner Free Association with Tatum serving as executive producer. Onboard as writer and producer is Doug Jung who is best known for his writing credits on Star Trek Beyond. The script will be based on Ashlee Vance’s 2015 bestseller ‘Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future’. Over the course of six episodes, the series will tell the story the events that led up to the launch of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 that took place on May 30, 2020. The historic launch put the first manned, reusable SpaceX rocket into orbit and it has quite the story. Elon Musk picked a team of engineers who worked on a Pacific Island where they built the rocket. While this sounds like the exactly the kind of project Musk himself would be involve in, turns out, he isn’t involved with the show’s development.
Vance’s book chronicles Elon Musk’s life from early childhood and delves deep into the billionaire’s meteoric rise. But the show’s focus will be on his quest for putting humans in space. He founded SpaceX back in 2002 before launching Tesla and now it is the first privately funded space company. There have been several films about Elon Musk that featured Elon Musk, it remains to be what this new series adds to the already interesting life of the billionaire entrepreneur.
While we wait for the HBO series to drop, Elon Musk is busy collaborating with NASA and Tom Cruise to shoot a movie in space, no kidding! Check out the details here: