“Project Blue Book” Renewed for Season 2

History has renewed Project Blue Book for a second season. 

The news of the renewal of the freshman drama series was announced by the network’s Television Critics Association winter press tour.

History has ordered a 10-episode second season of its the most-watched new cable series of the season to date. The series is based on real-life investigations into UFOs conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 60s.

“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,” Eli Lehrer, executive vp and head of programming at History, said Sunday in a statement. “[Robert] 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 series hails from creator David O’Leary and is executive produced by Zemeckis. It stars Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Neal McDonough, Michael Harney, Laura Mennell, and Ksenia Solo.