‘The Right Stuff’ searches for new home after Disney+ cancellation

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Jami Ganz, New York Daily News
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“The Right Stuff” wasn’t right for Disney+.

The space-focused series, starring “Suits” star Patrick J. Adams, will not continue at the streamer, Deadline reported Friday.

The move marks the streaming service’s first cancellation of a scripted show.

The show is being shopped around by its distributor Warner Bros. Television, which is eyeing WarnerMedia’s TNT and HBO Max, according to the outlet.

A two-week extension on cast options was requested by WBTV amid the search, as the options were originally set to expire this weekend.

The show, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is based on Tom Wolfe’s 1979 nonfiction book of the same name about America’s space program.

Prior to bidding the show farewell, Disney+ reportedly considered different ways to potentially alter the show, even an anthology-type approach that would focus on a new mission and likely see a new cast take center stage, according to Deadline.

Wolfe’s book also inspired the 1983 Best Picture-nominated film of the same name, starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn and Ed Harris. The film was nominated for a total of eight Oscars, taking home four.