This past January, History declassified the scripted UFO drama “Project Blue Book”, which stars “Game of Thrones” alum Aidan Gillen discovering an alien that’s been obtained by the government. Now, they’ve just announced the show, from executive producer Robert Zemeckis, will be getting a second season.
Maleficent helmer Robert Stromberg, an Oscar and Emmy-winning production designer/special effects artist, directed the first two episodes of the10-episode first season, which chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
“’Project Blue Book’ follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved. Each episode will draw from the actual files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.”
Laura Mennell (“The Man in the High Castle”), Michael Harney (“Orange is the New Black”), and Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”) also star in the series that’s scheduled to crash land this winter.
Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight) and the company’s Jackie Levine (Allied, The Walk) executive produce for Compari.