National Geographic Developing “Hidden Figures” TV Show

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe in "Hidden Figures"

National Geographic will reportedly be developing a show based on the Hidden Figures movie.

Hidden Figures highlighted the role that black female scientists played in the early NASA missions, and it was so much of a commercial success that National Geographic is going to turn it into a TV show.

The film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, and was based on a book of the same name, which was written by Margot Lee Shetterley.

This will be Nat Geo’s second scripted series and their first, Genius, starred Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein in season one, while season two is set to feature Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso.

If Hidden Figures ends up on the small screen, it will follow the trend of highlighting the contributions of figures who made notable contributions to the world but whose hard-work did not get the recognition it deserved.

Other such fairly recent products include The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.