Originally titled Pale Blue Dot, Lucy In The Sky is loosely based on astronaut Lisa Nowak’s alleged criminal activities around her romantic involvement with fellow astronaut William Oefelein. Reese Witherspoon was originally tapped to play the lead role, eventually picked up by Natalie Portman, but dropped out to film the second season of Big Little Lies. Witherspoon, however, did stay on to co-executive produce.
In Lucy In The Sky, Portman plays Lucy Cola, an astronaut who returns to Earth after a lengthy mission and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut. She heads into a downward spiral as she loses her connection to her family — a condition that can afflict those who spend a long time in space — and when her lover begins another affair with an astronaut trainee, the bottom drops out.
The cast also includes Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens, Nick Offerman, Tig Notaro, Ellen Burstyn, Colman Domingo, and Joe Williamson. The drama marks the directorial debut of Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion). Check out the teaser below.
Lucy In The Sky Teaser Trailer