HBO is developing a limited series on Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX. According to Variety, the show is inspired by Ashlee Vance’s 2015 book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.
Titled SpaceX, the scripted series will consist of six episodes and document how Musk handpicks a team of engineers to work on a remote Pacific Island where they build, and launch, the first SpaceX rocket into orbit.
The show will delve into the new era of privately-funded space exploration, culminating in SpaceX’s first manned launch of the Falcon 9 on May 30, 2020.
Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond and Mindhunter) is tapped to write and executive produce the series, with Channing Tatum, strangely, also executive producing under his production company, Free Association.
While Musk is currently not attached to the show, the entrepreneur is known for putting a face to his endeavours. As well as heading SpaceX, Musk also owns Tesla, to The Boring Company, Neuralink, and OpenAI. The billionaire is currently working alongside Tom Cruise and NASA to shoot a film in outer space, while Neuralink is finding ways to stream music directly into our brains – not concerning at all.