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‘Hidden Figures’ could soon be a TV series

/ 03:37 PM April 09, 2018

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Theodore Melfi’s film “Hidden Figures” may soon be adapted as a TV series to be aired on National Geographic, reports Variety.

Nominated for three Oscars in 2017, “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of three African-American women scientists who made a major contribution to the United States space program, but who for decades were overshadowed by their male colleagues.

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In 2016, the feature film, which starred Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, took in 235 million dollars in box-office receipts worldwide. Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner were also in the cast for the movie, which was adapted from a book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Its adaptation for the small screen is at a very early stage, but National Geographic has reportedly already found a production partner, Chernin Entertainment.

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National Geographic made a foray into the world of TV series in 2017 with “Genius”, a ten-episode series about Albert Einstein, who was played by Geoffrey Rush. For the second season of “Genius”, Antonio Banderas will take on the role of Pablo Picasso. The ten-episode biopic will begin airing in the U.S. on April 24. JB

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