Gillen to Lead Zemeckis’ “Blue Book” Series

Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones,” “Queer as Folk”) has scored the lead role in the Robert Zemeckis executive produced series “Blue Book” for History.

“Maleficent” helmer Robert Stromberg will direct the first two episodes of the ten-episode series which chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and 1960s, known as ‘Project Blue Book’.

Gillen will play Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant astrophysicist, family man, and UFO skeptic who is recruited as the Chief Scientific Advisor.

A+E Studios and Compari Entertainment are producing the series which was penned by David O’Leary who co-executive produces. Sean Jablonski (“Suits”) serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer.

Source: Deadline