Andrew Garfield is stepping into a billionaire’s shoes for a new series

Andrew Garfield is headed to the friendly skies. The actor, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Under The Banner of Heaven, is sticking to the small screen as he's set to play billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, according to Deadline. The project is a six-part limited series titled Hot Air, based on the books Dirty Tricks by investigative journalist Martyn Gregory, according to the outlet, with multiple platforms in the running to acquire the series. Hot Air will be directed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch and written by Paddington 2 screenwriter Jon Croker. More recently, Branson made headlines for becoming the first billionaire to travel to space. In July, the 70-year-old launched the Unity 22 mission on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity. Hot Air marks Garfield's second consecutive television project, following Under The Banner of Heaven, which premiered in April. In the series, Garfield plays Detective Jeb Pyre, investigating the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter that seems to involve the Mormon church.