History has picked up the Robert Zemeckis-produced UFO drama “Project Blue Book” for a 10-episode second season, the network announced on Sunday.
The scripted drama, inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (played by “Game of Thrones” alum Aidan Gillen) amid the top-secret military investigations into UFOs and related phenomena in the 1950s and 60s, debuted on the network last month.
The first few episodes have averaged a total of 3.4 million viewers for History, with three days of delayed viewing factored in.
“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, head of programming for History, said in a statement. “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.”
The A+E Studios-produced drama also stars Michael Malarkey, Neal McDonough, Michael Harney, Laura Mennell and Ksenia Solo.
In addition to Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine of Compari Entertainment also executive produce. David O’Leary is creator, executive producer and writer. Sean Jablonski is showrunner and EP. Barry Jossen and Arturo Interian also serve as executive producers.