closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
the martian

Andy Weir wrote the book 'The Martian' on which the 2015 Matt Damon film was based, and now he's turning his hand to TV. US network CBS has ordered a pilot for 'Mission Control', a NASA-themed drama penned by Weir.

The show "revolves around the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists who juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error".

'The Martian' featured some incredibly realistic details, and shone a light on the inner workings of NASA. Hence sci-fi fans should be excited that Weir will be behind this new drama.

If the pilot impresses CBS, it could commission a whole series, but that won't be for a while yet. Weir has plenty of other projects keeping him busy – as well as writing another sci-fi novel, he's making a film with Ridley Scott.

Weir will also executive produce 'Mission Control' alongside Courtney Conte and Quantum Phung, Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood, and Charles Eglee.

It's not the only treat for sci-fi fans. Recently, it was announced 'Aliens' director James Cameron will make a series for AMC exploring the history of sci-fi.

Source: Deadline

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • V4VendettaX 1 week ago Amazon cracks down on... Amazes me,they want to ban boxes that can run Kodi and the apps which allow it to stream, yet they were...
  • Nathan Fairclough 1 week ago Amazon cracks down on... No such thing as a Kodi box. They are android boxes/devices with the kodi app (legal) installed and the...
  • JGM 1 week ago BT will charge for BT Sport from... You already pay £6 a month for BT Sport as all the basic channels are Freeview.

Search news