Expanding on the History Channel’s are aliens real programming, Back to the Future creator Robert Zemeckis has penned a deal to develop Blue Book, a series based on the original real-life U.S. Air Force investigations into UFOs. This would mark History’s fourth foray into scripted programming (following Vikings, Six, and Knightfall).
The real Project Blue Book ran from 1952 until 1970, and Zemeckis is sticking with that era and following various adaptations of investigations from that time. The 10-episode series will follow Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a professor recruited by the Air Force’s lead investigator for Project Blue Book. Episodes will mine actual case files, weaving together theories with history.
A&E president Paul Buccieri in a statement: “Blue Book is inspired by the true covert events of an era in American history shrouded in mystery. Robert Zemeckis and the creative team have shaped an incredibly compelling narrative, building upon History’s unique, growing brand of fact-based scripted programming.”