About a month ago Showtime announced that J.J. Abrams was producing a four-part documentary series titled UFO. As you know, these unexplained crafts that are being spotted in the sky are big news right now because the government has confirmed their assistance. They just don’t really know what in the hell they are. Or maybe they do, and they’re keeping that info to themselves.
The four-part doc “will look at the phenomenon of mysterious objects in the sky and what clandestine influence the American government, lucrative private companies and the military may have in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrial phenomena to further their own agendas.”
I’m actually pretty fascinated by this stuff and I’m curious to see what exactly this new doc uncovers. I hope it offers new details and insight that we didn’t already know. Mark Monroe (Icarus) and Paul Crowder (Riding Giants) will direct the series and Showtime released the following details:
UFO will explore unsettling theories of a subject that recently reached national headlines, and has historically been the focus of powerful politicians and CEOs, while average citizens pursuing the very same truth have been ridiculed and ostracized.
“The series examines the history of the phenomenon through cultural and political touchpoints, including shocking testimony from eyewitnesses across the country. As the conversation grows more bizarre and reaches the mainstream by virtue of credible investigations into alien encounters, UFO confronts the most enigmatic questions of all: Why do we believe what we believe? And what is the elusive truth beyond this decades long mystery?”
All four episodes of the docuseries will be released at midnight on Sunday, August 8th.