Time Studios, the Emmy award-winning film and television division of Time, has inked a deal alongside the studio division of global marketing firm Known to acquire the exclusive doc rights to Inspiration4, the first all-civilian mission to space.
Emmy- and Peabody-winning producer Connor Schell (30 for 30, The Last Dance, O.J.: Made in America) will executive produce the film through his recently announced non-scripted production studio formed with Chernin Entertainment.
Time Studios’ Emmy-winning Jonathan Woods, (A Year in Space, The Mars Generation, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience) will serve as lead producer for the project.
Time Studios and Known will be granted exclusive access to the mission as the Inspiration4 crew is named and undergo commercial astronaut training, as well as the completion of the launch and return to earth in the fourth quarter of 2021. The doc project will also chronicle of history of space exploration and explore how this civilian milestone was reached while also contemplating its implications for the future.
“When I first heard about Inspiration4, I was immediately captivated by the unprecedented nature of the mission and the story of how it came to be,” said Schell. “Telling that story, the broader tale of humanity’s long road to get here, and the places this mission may lead us will be an exhilarating narrative for our team to document and help shape.”