Directed by Theodore Melfi, the 2016 hit film told the true story of a little known group of black women scientists and master mathematicians who helped NASA win the space race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monaé starred in the picture.
Few details are available about the upcoming series, which is still in the earliest stages of development. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment, who both served as producers on the original film, are confirmed as executive producers on the television series.
Hidden Figures is based on the 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.