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Project Blue Book (TV series)

Project Blue Book is an American historical drama television series that premiered on History on January 8, 2019.[1] The main role of Josef Allen Hynek is played by Aidan Gillen, and the series will consist of ten episodes.[2][3] The series is based on the real-life Project Blue Book, a series of studies on unidentified flying objects.

Project Blue Book
Genre
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes2
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkHistory
External links
Official website

Contents

PremiseEdit

The series revolves around secret U.S. Air Force investigations into supposed UFO encounters and unexplained phenomenon, undertaken by astrophysicist, and eventual ufologist, Josef Allen Hynek in the 1950s and 1960s.[2][3]

Cast and charactersEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.Title [8]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [8]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Fuller Dogfight"Robert StrombergDavid O'LearyJanuary 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)2.27[9]
2"The Flatwoods Monster"Robert StrombergSean JablonskiJanuary 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)1.88[10]
3"The Lubbock Lights"TBATBAJanuary 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)TBD
4"Operation Paperclip"TBATBAJanuary 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)TBD
5"Foo Fighters"TBATBAFebruary 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)TBD
6"The Green Fireballs"TBATBAFebruary 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)TBD
7"The Scoutmaster"TBATBAFebruary 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)TBD
8"War Games"TBATBAFebruary 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)TBD

ProductionEdit

The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was co-produced by the History Channel and A&E Studios.[11]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 63% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 6.31/10.[12] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 56 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13]

RatingsEdit

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "The Fuller Dogfight" January 8, 2019 0.4 2.27[9] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "The Flatwoods Monster" January 15, 2019 0.3 1.88[10] TBD TBD TBD TBD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pedersen, Erik (October 5, 2018). "'Project Blue Book': History Reveals Premiere Date & Trailer For Robert Zemeckis' UFO Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Aidan Gillen to Star in Robert Zemeckis UFO Series Blue Book". Den of Geek!. October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Deerwester, Jayme (May 25, 2017). "'Blue Book' value: History picks up UFO drama from Robert Zemeckis". USA Today. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (December 8, 2017). "'Blue Book': Michael Malarkey Joins Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2017). "'Blue Book': Laura Mennell To Star In UFO Series At History". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (November 21, 2017). "'Blue Book': Michael Harney & Ksenia Solo Join Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Agard, Chancellor (October 5, 2018). "Exclusive: History reveals Project Blue Book series premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - project blue book on history". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (January 9, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.8.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (January 16, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.15.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Leighton, Susan (September 25, 2018). "Project Blue Book invades History Channel in the winter". 1428elm.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Project Blue Book: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  13. ^ "Project Blue Book: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved January 9, 2019.

External linksEdit