A new HBO series centered on Elon Musk and SpaceX is in the works. According to reports, it will be a limited series with only 6 episodes. It is based on a biography, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance. The author seemed delightful with this news. He tweeted to announce that he would be co-producing it
A popular Hollywood artist, Channing Tatum is also one of the producers. The reports confirmed that the billionaire himself is not directly linked to this project.
The Story Is About How Elon Musk Started SpaceX
The show will focus on the construction of first SpaceX rocket and its launch. It will tell the story of Musk selecting a small team of engineers to develop the rocket on a remote Pacific Island. They finished building the rocket, Falcon 1 in September 2008. In real time, the name of the island is Omelek which is 2500 miles away from Hawaii.
The show took a step towards culminating the lifelong dream of the billionaire, which is to make human beings a multi-planetary species. This series will document the impact of Musk’s company on space exploration.
First Biographical Fiction That Portrays Elon Musk
There was no information regarding the casting yet. Channing Tatum will be working as an Executive Producer through his company, Free Association. The story will be written by Doug Jung who worked on several sci-fi films in the past, including Star Trek Beyond, and Netflix’s Mindhunter.
Some visual arts have previously featured the eccentric billionaire in one way or the other. He has made cameos in Marvel’s Iron Man 2 and the comedy TV show, The Big Bang Theory. He also voiced some characters in animated series including, The Simpsons and Rick and Morty. In 2018, a documentary named “Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man” closely followed his career and space ambitions.
The HBO series in development will be a special depiction of Musk and his space company. Since, it will feature his portrayal for the very first time in a fictional biography.
Formidable Business Tycoon Has A Lot Up His Sleeve
The billionaire continues to collect as many accolades as he can. He currently owns 5 companies, which are dealing in 8 different industries. Besides the space exploration company, he co-owns an electric car manufacturer, Tesla and a research lab, Open AI. Moreover, he is the sole founder of The Boring Company (construction) and Neuralink (bran-chip mechanism).
However, SpaceX has been the most defining initiative as it revolutionized the private space exploration. The first rocket failed to launch in three attempts but ever since it took off, the company has completed over 100 launches. Recently, it took two NASA astronauts to International Space Station (ISS) in a spaceship called Crew Dragon. The aerospace company has also teamed up with Tom Cruise and NASA to take Hollywood to space. According to reports, they are set to launch next year in October. Reports revealed that his net worth rose above 100 billion USD on the same day Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reached 200 million, and became the world’s richest man. It looks like Musk is half way there.