Promotional photos from The Right Stuff’s first two episodes are here
Disney Plus’s new show, The Right Stuff, is ready to launch very soon on Oct. 9. To help us fans prepare for take off, we’re getting the first look at the promotional photos from episodes 1 and 2.
The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book, takes us into the lives of seven men who were chosen for the United States’ most important project in 1959 – NASA’s Mercury Project. With the U.S. battling it out in the space race against the Soviet Union, the military’s best test pilots become known as the Mercury Seven and the nation’s first astronauts.
According to The Walt Disney Company’s Direct to Consumer & International (DTCI), the two men at the center of the story will be committed family man and Marine Major John Glenn, who goes on to become the first man in space, and one of the best pilots in Navy history Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard.
The rest of the Mercury Seven includes Lieutenant Gordo Cooper, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Deke Slayton and Gus Grissom.
The Right Stuff episode 1
Based on the promotional photos from the pilot episode, it looks like the premiere will focus on the beginning of the adventure for each gentleman and their journey preparing for their new careers.
Some of the photos include John Glenn taking a written exam for Project Mercury, Alan Shepard waiting for a medical and psychological evaluation, Gordon Cooper receiving a top-secret message from a courier and the newly formed Mercury Seven participating in what is probably the group’s first press conference.
Check out some of the photos from episode 1 below:
The Right Stuff episode 2
If I had to guess going off the photos, it looks like episode 2 will pick up right where the premiere episode ends, which is probably at the press conference since there are photos of the conference in the promotional photos for both episodes.
Also, according to DTCI, “within days of being presented to the world, the Mercury Seven become instant celebrities, forged into heroes before they achieve a single heroic act.”
We can definitely see the moment they’re presented to the world at that press conference. And we get a peek at their instant fame as we see John Glenn signing an autograph surrounded by Mercury Seven fans.
Though, we don’t want to forget about the ladies in the show. While the series will focus on the Mercury Seven’s careers, it will also dive into their family lives as well.
According to DTCI, Annie Glenn dealing with her speech impairment in the public eye, Trudy Cooper who is an accomplished pilot herself who has to put her own ambitions aside to present the image of a happy family and Louise Shepard who anchors her family while refusing to let Alan’s transgressions affect her home.
You can get a look at these lovely ladies from episode 2 below:
I’m certainly excited for the show to premiere based on these photos alone. The story of the Mercury Seven was an inspiring one back in 1959 and that hasn’t changed. Astronauts today are considered heroes, and now we get a look at the story of the very first ones!
And I think the stories of the ladies are going to be equally as interesting. Though they’re not flying into space and may not be considered out of this world (pun intended) to some, their personal struggles while fearing for their husband’s lives are relatable to many.
This is only the beginning! The first season will have a total of eight episodes.
What do you think about these promotional photos? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The first two episodes of The Right Stuff premiere on Disney Plus on Oct. 9.