This January, prepare for a trip into one of the strangest hidden sagas in American history. Excitement has been building over the last few months for Project Blue Book, History's new scripted drama from executive producer Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) about the titular U.S. government investigation into the existence of UFOs throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
We've seen footage and photos already, and SYFY WIRE was even lucky enough to visit the set earlier this year, and now we finally know when we'll get to see the series: January 8. Check out the latest trailer.
Project Blue Book is based on the real experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen), a college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to investigate claims of alien encounters and UFO sightings around the United States. What was really found and not found by the mysterious project all those years ago is still something UFO enthusiasts debate and investigate to this day, but in this series, Hynek is clearly on to something.
He's meeting people across the country who have seen things he can't explain, he believes that humans are almost certainly not alone in the universe, and certain encounters he's clearly about to have himself are just too strange to be rationally explained away. As he digs deeper into this mystery, Hynek must deal with another, perhaps more sinister challenge: Regardless of what he finds, the Air Force generals who oversee Hynek (Michael Malarkey and Neal McDonough) seem determined to continue to insist to the public that aliens are not real, whatever the cost.
Project Blue Book arrives on History January 8.