ABC Is Developing an Astronaut Comedy Based on Chris Hadfield’s Memoir
Astronaut and internet star Chris Hadfield’s memoir An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth is getting the sitcom treatment. Deadline reports that ABC has given a pilot production commitment to the project, which will be a multi-cam family comedy from Surviving Jack co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. The show will follow an astronaut “who is back from space and finds that re-entering domestic life might be the hardest mission he’s ever faced.” Hadfield is also onboard to work as a consulting producer on the series.
If An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth gets picked up to series, it won’t be the only astronaut-themed comedy on TV; NBC also added Mission Control — a Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced comedy about a tough female NASA employee in 1962 starring Krysten Ritter — back in May.