It’s official, History has renewed Project Blue Book, their scripted UFO drama, for a second season. The series tells the story of Air Force investigators who tried to discover the truth behind UFO sightings in the ’50s and ’60s. Project Blue Book is based in some realm of reality as the USAF did really have investigators searching for signs of UFOs during that time. Aidan Gillen stars alongside Neal McDonough and Michael Harney while Robert Zemeckis serves as executive producer.
Eli Lehrer, head of programming at History, released a statement regarding the renewal: “We are believers in Project Blue Book, and so is our audience who has sparked a conversation about the hundreds of unsolved cases and our nation’s military response to UFOs that have remained relatively secret until now. Zemeckis, A+E Studios and our extraordinary creative team have shaped a compelling narrative that is the perfect blend of historical authenticity and entertainment that inspires curiosity in our viewers to learn more. We’ve touched on a very relevant topic and look forward to a second season.”
Project Blue Book isn’t the only popular series history has right now though as Knightfall is returning shortly for its second season. Their Knights Templar-based drama impressed during its first run and the network finally gave a premiere date for the second: March 25th. It was previously announced that Mark Hamill will join the cast for the second season. Hamill will portray Talus, a veteran of the Crusades who survived as a prisoner in the Holy Land for 10 years.
Check out the trailer for season 2 below: