Project Blue Book chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and 60’s known as “Project Blue Book.” The series follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved. Each episode will draw from the actual files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.
From Academy Award Winning Forrest Gump Director Robert Zemeckis (writer/director of the Back to the Future Trilogy), comes a drama series about the Air Forces’ 1952-1970 investigation into the UFO phenomenon. Blue Book is Mad Men meets the real life X-Files as it follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Air Force Captain Ed Ruppelt as they confront the very real possibility that we may be being visited and they may be pawns in a nationwide disinformation operation. Blue Book is the origin story of everything we know about UFOs and aliens in pop culture. Over the course of their stranger-than-fiction investigations, Hynek & Ruppelt will coin the terms UFO and Close Encounters, uncover smoking gun cover-up memos from Blue Book Chief General Nathan Twining, and witness President Truman in 1952 approve a shoot down order after a mass UFO sighting in Washington D.C. By 1970, Hynek will transform from ardent skeptic into avid believer, convinced that we are not alone.