TCA 2019: History Renews ‘Project Blue Book’

History has renewed its sci-fi-themed series Project Blue Book for a second season, the network announced during its Television Critics Association winter press tour presentation.

Project Blue Book, based true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s and stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), is averaging 3.4 million viewers in Live+3 delivery, according to network officials.

“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 for History in a statement. “We’ve touched on a very relevant topic and look forward to a second season.”

The network also set an March 25 premiere date for the sophomore campaign of its drama series Knightfall. Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise) will join the cast of the show, which goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages.

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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.