‘Hidden Figures’ TV Series in the Works at Nat Geo

Adaptation to be helmed by Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, who executive produced Oscar-nominated film

Last Updated: April 5, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

“Hidden Figures” is moving from the silver screen to the small screen.

Nat Geo is in early development for a TV series inspired by the 2016 film, TheWrap has learned.

The show will tell the story of black female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race of the 1950s chronicled in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name.

Executive producers of the film adaptation Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment will also executive produce the series, along with National Geographic.

The 2016 movie was based on the same book, and starred Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons. “Hidden Figures” earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay last year. Spencer was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Dorothy Vaughan.

Variety first reported the news.