Elon Musk’s SpaceX is getting an HBO series. Pay television network HBO (Home Box Office) is reportedly developing a six-episode series on Ashlee Vance’s 2015 best-selling Musk biography “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.”
This limited series will revolve around a team of SpaceX engineers, who were selected by Musk to build and launch a rocket into orbit (Falcon 1), and later delivered the first-ever reusable rocket dubbed Falcon 9, that could land vertically. The team of executive producers on the HBO SpaceX series includes actor Channing Tatum and Doug Jung as a writer.
Jung is known for writing the screenplay for Star Trek Beyond (2016). He has also worked on the Netflix psychological crime thriller series Mindhunter, sci-fi horror film The Cloverfield Paradox, and the action series Banshee. Aside from that, he also created the TNT action crime drama series Dark Blue.
Aside from that, the book covers his years at city guide Zip2, payments processor PayPal, and electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla. The HBO series, on the other hand, will focus only on SpaceX that has a lot of first to its name despite being a privately-funded space company, including the first manned Falcon 9 mission in May.
Musk founded SpaceX back in 2002, just a year before he started Tesla, and now his personal net worth is nearly a whopping $100 billion. The HBO SpaceX series will be produced under Tatum’s Free Association banner, with Free Association’s Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan also serving as executive producers, along with former HBO Films president Len Amato and Vance. The upcoming series will be overseen by Free Association’s Michael Parets.