This is officially the best news yet!  The Academy Award–nominated film Hidden Figures is currently set to be turned into a television series. National Geographic has reported that they are in the early stages of developing the project along with the original film’s executive producers. The film was based on the adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race and starred Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.  The film was nominated for three Oscars, including best film, adapted screenplay, and supporting actress for Spencer.

Hidden Figures tells the untold true story of the African American women mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue Wilder, Eunice Smith and Barbara Holley, who worked at NASA during the Civil Rights era. The story revolves around these brilliant African-American women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history, the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission in 1962, and became the first American to orbit the Earth.

There is no word yet on whether stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, or Janelle Monáe will appear in the television version; however, we will definitely keep you posted as more details are released! Regardless, this is very exciting news!

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