The public’s endless fascination for aliens and UFOs wins again! History and A+E Studios announced in advance of their 2019 TCA winter press tour appearance that it was renewing Project Blue Book for Season 2.
Project Blue Book is an in-house A+ Studios production for History, which likely made the announcement of Project Blue Book Season 2 much easier. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that people seem to like the sci-fi (though emphasis on the “sci”) drama series. History reports that Project Blue Book is the number one new cable show of the 2018-19 TV season, pulling in 3.4 million viewers in the Live+3 Nielsen metric.
Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming and History, said in a prepared statement:
“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 comes from Academy award-winning producer and director Robert Zemeckis. It tells the (we think fictionalized?) story of the real life Project Blue Book. Project Blue Book refers to a secret operation spearheaded by the United States Air Force to research thousands of cases of unidentified flying objects. Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) stars as real-life college professor and UFO researcher Dr. J. Allen Hynek.
There is no release date announced yet for Project Blue Book Season 2. Like the show’s first season, season 2 will feature 10 episodes.