History Plans UFO Series “Blue Book”

History has given a ten-episode straight-to-series order to “Blue Book,” a UFO drama from A+E Studios, Compari Entertainment, and Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers.

Created and written on spec by David O’Leary, the project marks HIstory’s fourth original scripted series following “Vikings,” “Six” and “Knightfall”.

The story chronicles ‘Project Blue Book,’ the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and 1960s.

The main character is Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved.

Each episode will draw from the actual files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine will executive produce.

Source: Deadline