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Jake McDorman & Joe Dempsie Join 'The Right Stuff' Series as Part of Mercury Seven

Jake McDorman and Joe Dempsie will star in The Right Stuff!

The 32-year-old Shameless actor and the 31-year-old Game of Thrones star have both signed on for the National Geographic scripted series inspired by Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction novel, Deadline reports.

Jake and Joe will portray two of the seven astronauts who made up the famous Mercury Seven. The remaining five will be played by SuitsPatrick J. Adams, Narcos: Mexico‘s Aaron Staton, Underground‘s Michael Trotter, Escape at Dannemora‘s Micah Stock, and Castle Rock‘s James Lafferty. Leonardo DiCaprio is an executive producer.

The Right Stuff focuses on “what would become America’s first reality show, as ambitious astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that either will kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury.”

Jake McDorman plays Alan Shepard, “one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive”; Joe Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, “the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise”; Patrick J. Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, “a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles”; Aaron Staton plays Wally Schirra, “a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks”; Michael Trotter plays Gus Grissom, “a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space”; Micah Stock plays Deke Slayton, “a taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer”; and James Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, “a soulful man who was dubbed ‘The Poet’ by the other astronauts.”

Production will kick off this fall in Cocoa Beach, Fla., for a 2020 global premiere on National Geographic.

READ MORE: Patrick J. Adams Meets Up with Pal Jake McDorman for Lunch

Patrick J. Adams Meets Up with Pal Jake McDorman for Lunch

Patrick J. Adams sits at an outdoor bar with Jake McDorman while grabbing lunch on Tuesday afternoon (June 4) in Los Feliz, Calif.

The 37-year-old Suits actor and the 32-year-old Limitless actor caught up over drinks and light bites.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Patrick J. Adams

It was just announced that Patrick will be returning to Suits for the upcoming final season.

Jake, who is known for his work in Shameless and Murphy Brown, was recently seen in the FX series What We Do in the Shadows.

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Max Greenfield, Amber Stevens, & Billy Magnussen Promote Their New Shows at Summer TCAs 2018!

Max Greenfield shares a laugh on stage as he attends the 2018 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour on Sunday afternoon (August 5) at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 37-year-old actor was joined at the event by his new co-star Beth Behrs as they promoted their upcoming sitcom The Neighborhood.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Max Greenfield

Also stepping out for the event was the cast of Happy Together a very pregnant Amber Stevens, Damon Wayans Jr, and Felix Mallard.

Tell Me a Story co-stars Billy Magnussen and Dania Ramirez attended the event while Jay Hernandez also stepped out to promote his upcoming show Magnum P.I.

The cast of Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, and Jake McDorman also attended the press event to promote their show’s upcoming reboot!

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Analeigh Tipton Gets Support from Jake McDorman & Rachael Leigh Cook at 'Broken Star' Premiere!

Analeigh Tipton happily strikes a pose on the red carpet alongside her boyfriend Jake McDorman while attending the premiere of her latest film Broken Star held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Wednesday (July 18) in Hollywood.

The 29-year-old actress was also joined at the event by her co-stars Monique Coleman, Tyler Labine and Natasha Loring.

Also in attendance to show their support was Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband Daniel Gillies, Noah Wyle and his wife Sara Wyle, and Nick Wechsier.

Synopsis: Abandoned by her friends and family and with her career in jeopardy, starlet Markey Marlowe (Analeigh) is sequestered in a duplex with a reclusive landlord who just may be more dangerous than she is – Watch the trailer below!


‘Broken Star’ Official Trailer
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Candice Bergen & 'Murphy Brown' Cast Reunite at CBS Upfronts 2018!

The cast of Murphy Brown is back together!

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joined co-stars Faith Ford, Grant Shaud, Joe Regalburo, Tyne Daly, and Jake McDorman at the 2018 CBS Upfronts on Wednesday (May 16) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Candice Bergen

The cast stepped out for the TV event to promote the upcoming revival season of their hit series which ran from 1988 to 1998 on CBS.

The revival of Murphy Brown is set to premiere in the fall.

10+ pictures inside of the cast at the press event…More Here! »

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Jake McDorman Is Joining the Cast of the 'Murphy Brown' Reboot!

Jake McDorman will join the cast of Murphy Brown!

The Limitless star will appear in the upcoming CBS 13-episode series revival of the classic comedy upon its 30th anniversary, Variety confirms.

Atypical star Nik Dodani will also be joining the cast.

Jake will play Avery, Murphy’s millennial journalist son who is following in his mother’s footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit. Nik will play Pat, the director of social media for the news show who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the gang into the 21st century.

Original cast members Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud will reprise their roles.