History is keeping its UFO drama on the air for another season.
The cabler has renewed Project Blue Book for a second season, just weeks into its freshman run.
10 new episodes have been ordered.
“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.”
History has confirmed the series is a hit in the ratings, becoming the number one new series on cable this season with an average of 3.4 million viewers per episode based on Live + 3 metrics.
Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 60s and stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries).
The series also stars Neal McDonough (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) as General James Harding, a confident and perceptive general responsible for heading the Air Force’s new division – Project Blue Book, Michael Harney (Orange Is The New Black, Soy Nero) as General Hugh Valentine, a USAF General both overseeing and keeping a close eye on General Harding’s new division, Laura Mennell (Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle) as Mimi Hynek, Dr. J. Allen Hynek’s wife, and Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Lost Girl) as Susie Miller, a stylish woman whose stealthy charm goes deeper than what meets the eye.
The cabler has also announced when fans can expect the sophomore run of Knightfall to get underway.
March 25 has been revealed as the premiere date for the new season of the templar drama.
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Project Blue Book airs Tuesdays on History.
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