History has announced that paranormal drama Project Blue Book has been renewed for a second season, which will consist of 10 episodes.
“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,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. “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.”
Thus far this season, Project Blue Book is the #1 new series on cable among total viewers, averaging 3.4 million viewers in L+3.
Based on a true story and executive produced by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), the series follows college professor Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen) as he’s recruited into a top secret government program dedicated to investigating and debunking perceived encounters with extraterrestrials. Along with Air Force Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey), Dr. Hynek heads deep into the heart of darkness and finds his perceptions of the world and everything beyond challenged.
In addition to Gillen and Malarkey, Project Blue Book stars Laura Mennell (Alphas), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl), and Neal McDonough (Justified).
Project Blue Book airs Tuesdays at 10:00 on History.