‘Hidden Figures’ Television Series In the Works at Nat Geo

Get ready for an extra dose of Black Girl Magic on small screens! It has been reported that the film Hidden Figures is being adapted into a television series for Nat Geo.

The 2016 blockbuster – which is based on a book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly– told the true story of three black women whose powerful minds contributed to the U.S space program. The film had great success as it grossed over $235 million worldwide. Along with the box office victory, the film earned several awards and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including best picture. The film had a star-studded cast of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

The forthcoming series – which is in the early stages of development – will be executive produced by the Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment, both also served as producers for the film. As Variety reports, National Geographic will also produce the series along with Chernin Entertainment. For now, there aren’t many details about the project and it has not been confirmed if film stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Costner will be a part of the series.

According to Variety, the series is the latest to join the Nat Geo roster. The network, which is a creation from National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is set to debut the second season of the scripted series “Genius” on Tuesday (April 24). The first series, which starred Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein, was nominated for 10 Emmys – while the second season will see Antonio Banderas playing Pablo Picasso. Hidden Figures will be the second scripted series on Nat Geo.

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