HBO to make limited series on Elon Musk's SpaceX
Channing Tatum will serve as one of the executive producers of the six-episode series based on Ashlee Vance's book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
A scripted series about SpaceX, the space exploration company founded by Elon Musk, is in the works at HBO. According to Variety, SpaceX will have Channing Tatum serve as one of the executive producers.
The six-episode series will be based on Ashlee Vance's book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. The book is about how Musk, in pursuit of his lifelong dream to make humankind a multi-planetary species, handpicks a team of engineers to work on a remote Pacific Island where they build, and launch, the first SpaceX rocket into orbit. And how this spurred a new era of privately-funded space exploration, culminating in the first manned Space X launch of the Falcon 9 on May 30.
Doug Jung will serve as writer and executive producer on the series. Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan of Free Association, and Vance and Len Amato will also executive producers.