Robert Zemeckis' UFO series Blue Book picked up to series at History

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May 25, 2017

History has been getting into the original series game lately, and now it's picked up Robert Zemeckis’ UFO-focused project Blue Book straight to series. 

Deadline reports the 10-episode season will focus on the U.S. Air Force’s secret investigation into UFOs back in the 1950s and 1960s. The initiative was called Project Blue Book. The show will follow a college professor recruited by the Air Force to lead investigations into unexplained sightings and phenomena. The cool part? Every episode will be based on an actual UFO case, with historical events threaded into the narrative.

The series is produced by Robert Zemeckis, from a spec script written by David O’Leary.

“Rarely have I been associated with a project that is a perfect fusion of historical fact and extraordinary entertainment,” Zemeckis said in a statement. “We are grateful for A+E Studios’ and History’s support for what I know will be a fabulous series.”

This project really does seem like a fascinating era to explore, especially with the potential to weave in some real-life mysteries. Zemeckis knows his way around a good sci-fi story, and he should be able to do some cool things with this one. 

What do you think? Is this a show you’d be into checking out?

(Via Deadline)