On January 8, 2019, History premiered Project Blue Book, an American historical drama television series. Aidan Gillen portrays Dr. J. Allen Hynek in the lead role, and the first season consists of ten episodes. The series is based on the real-life Project Blue Book, a series of studies by the US Air Force into unidentified flying objects.
History renewed the series for a 10-episode second season on February 10, 2019, which will be broadcast on January 21, 2020. The series was discontinued in May 2020, according to the official announcement. On May 7, 2020, a petition was started to help the makers find a new network for the show, however, it proved unsuccessful.
Season 3 of Project Blue Book Has a Release Date.
‘Project Blue Book’ Season 2 premiered on History on January 21, 2020, and concluded on March 24, 2020. It is broken up into ten episodes, each of which lasts 42-44 minutes. On the same day, Season 2 averaged 1.3 million views. Viewers expected the show to be renewed as a result. The show will be canceled in May 2020, according to History.
According to Sean Jablonski, the show’s co-executive producer, History has decided to terminate all of its written programs. This does not, however, suggest that the show will be canceled permanently. On May 7, 2020, a petition was filed to aid the creators in finding a new network to air the show on. Their production business has been seeking for alternative options, ideally a streaming service to host the show.
The Story of Project Blue Book
Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a well-known college professor, is engaged by the US Air Force to investigate hundreds of inexplicable instances gathered under the code name “Project Blue Book,” and the story revolves around his inquiry. At least 700 of them remain unsolved.
During one of America’s most fascinating periods, Project Blue Book devoted each episode to a specific UFO case that has been documented.
Characters and Cast
- Dr. J. Allen Hynek, played by Aidan Gillen, is an astronomer, astrophysicist, professor, and UFOlogist who works on Project Blue Book.
- Initially sceptical of the reality of alien life and UFOs, Hynek uses his analytical and scientific mind to try to explain the cases.
- Captain Michael Quinn, played by Michael Malarkey, is a decorated veteran who served in the United States Army Air Force as a pilot during World War II and is working on Project Blue Book with Dr. Hynek. Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, the initial director of the real-life Project Blue Book, was the inspiration for the character.
- Mimi Hynek, Allen Hynek’s wife, is played by Laura Mennell.
- Susie Miller, played by Ksenia Solo, is a friend and neighbour of Mimi Hynek, who is also a KGB agent.
- General Hugh Valentine, a high-ranking military official and the founder of Project Blue Book, is played by Michael Harney.
- Major General Charles P. Cabell, the founder of the real-life Project Blue Book, inspired the character.
- General James Harding, a high-ranking military official and a co-founder of Project Blue Book, is played by Neal McDonough. The character is based on USAF Brigadier General William Garland, who served on the staff of General Charles P. Cabell during the real-life Project Blue Book.
The show is based on the real-life Project Blue Book, a covert investigation into alleged UFO encounters and unexplained phenomena conducted by the US Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s with sceptical astrophysics professor — and eventual ufologist — Dr. J. Allen Hynek. Dr. Hynek realizes that not everything can be explained by science while investigating sightings around the United States with his partner, Air Force veteran Captain Michael Quinn.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was the setting for the series. The History Channel and A&E Studios collaborated on the project. The second season began filming on July 15, 2019, and was scheduled to wrap on November 13, 2019.