by Jonathan Barkan
See the history of Project Bluebook.
Robert Zemeckis has teamed up with the History channel to bring to life “Blue Book”, a 10-episode drama series based around UFOs and the amount of research and depth that went into studying their cases, according to Deadline.
The series was written and created by David O’Leary.
President of A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group Paul Buccieri explains, “‘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.
Zemeckis is absolutely thrilled with this project, adding, “Rarely have I been associated with a project that is a perfect fusion of historical fact and extraordinary entertainment. We are grateful for A+E Studios’ and History’s support for what I know will be a fabulous series.
The series follows 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.