UFO enthusiasts will enjoy the new series Project Blue Book coming to the History Channel. Based on true events, Project Blue Book follows the account of Dr. J. Allen Hynek who worked with the United States Air Force’s top-secret division Project Blue Book from 1952-1969. The sole purpose of the division was to follow UFO reports and other paranormal or unexplained phenomenon. Of the number of reports handled by the division, approximately 700 cases continue to remain unsolved.
Project Blue Book stars Aidan Gillen, who is best known for playing Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish on Game of Thrones, as Dr. Allen Hynek, Michael Malarkey, who played Lorenzo ‘Enzo’ St. John on The Vampire Diaries, portrays Captain Micahel Quinn, Larua Mennell, known for playing Jenny Slater on Watchmen, has been cast as Mimi Hynek, and Ksenia Solo who portrayed Kenzi Malikov on Lost Girl plays Susie Miller.
Project Blue Book will consist of 10 episodes and premieres on January 8, 2019, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. You may see the first look trailer in the video player below.
According to History, each Project Blue Book episode is going to be centered on a real case file and be a dramatized version. The episodes will blend fact with conspiracy theories and many known documented cases will appear throughout the series.
A&E released a statement about the upcoming series and described some of the features that will occur.
“Throughout the season, true to life, documented occurrences will be explored such as the Flatwoods Monster incident that took place in West Virginia, the Gorman Dogfight of Fargo, North Dakota, the Lubbock Lights of Lubbock, Texas and the Chiles-Whitted UFO Incident of Montgomery, Alabama among many others. Delving into themes such as trust, instinct, real news vs. fake news and government cover-up, Project Blue Book straddles the world of science and the exploration of the unknown.”
Project Blue Book wasn’t the first UFO program conducted by the U.S. government. In 1947, the first government-sponsored study of UFOs took place. It was called Signs. The second program Grudge kicked off in 1949. Project Blue Book launched in 1952. The program completed all of its operations in January 1970.
Are you going to watch Project Blue Book?