Renowned science fiction director JJ Abrams has reignited a new four-part documentary about UFO sightings. series, aptly named UFO, will debut on the streaming service Showtime on August 8. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot will co-produce the series with Glen Zipper, while the director himself will take on the role of executive producer.
JJ Abrams is no stranger to other-worldly phenomena, having directed box-office sci-fi hits like super 8, two star trekmovies and two star warsEntries. Other notable works by the producer include the TV-series Losthandjob cloverfield, and multiple Impossible Goal Movies. Abrams is rumored to be working on a yet-untitled fourth star trekfilm, and is currently producing Impossible GoalSeventh and Eighth Editions of.
According to Showtime, UFOwill focus on “our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what effect it might have in saving the truth behind supernatural phenomena to the U.S. government, lucrative private companies, and military to advance their own agendas”.
UFO’s The synopsis reads: “From a 2017 New York Times blundering story revealing that the Pentagon had been secretly tracking UFOs for years, the series examines the history of the phenomenon through cultural and political touch points, including those across the country. The shocking testimony of eyewitnesses is included.” As conversations become more bizarre and credible investigations into alien encounters reach the mainstream, UFOs face the most puzzling questions of all: Why do we believe what we believe? And what lies beyond this decades-long mystery to the elusive truth?”
The New York Times story began in 2017 when Leslie Keane, a reporter for the newspaper, learned of a covert attempt by the Pentagon to investigate air threats referred to as an “unknown aerial incident”. The United States military had previously argued since 1969 that UFOs were not worthy of investigation. Keane’s piece went on to examine the actions taken by the Pentagon, and why his attitude toward objects had changed. The article also includes detailed incidents such as when US Navy pilots saw unidentified objects in the sky, and how this affected the military’s thinking on the issue.
Mark Monroe and Paul Crowder are set to direct the documentary. for Monroe, UFOHe is only sitting in the director’s chair for the third time having previously worked on documentaries. morning lightAnd my decisionsHowever, the filmmaker has an extensive list of writing credits.
Paul Crowder has previously directed five other documentaries. UFO, these include Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, The Real Revolutionaries, The Last Play at SheaAnd 1: Life on the Border. Crowder has 11 producer credits and 25 as editor, notable of these. morning light(his previous work with Monroe), MASH: 30th Anniversary Reunion Re and PavarottiCrowder has starred twice as an actor, four as himself and has five soundtrack credits.
. all four episodes of UFOWill become available to stream on Showtime at midnight on August 8th, with a linear release set at 9 p.m.