Project Blue Book Season 3 Renewed or Cancelled?

With the end of season 2, there’s a lot of talk about Project Blue Book season 3.

It is a mind gripping history tv show that aired on January 8, 2019.  Aidan Gillen plays Dr. J. Allen Hynek in the lead role, and the first season consists of 10 episodes.

The tv show is based on the real-life Project Blue Book, a set of investigations done by the United States Air Force on unexplained flying objects. On February 10, 2019, History renewed the show for a 10-episode second season, which will air on January 21, 2020. It was revealed in May 2020 that the series had been canceled.

A campaign was established to assist the makers with trying to find a new platform for the show. 

About Project Blue Book Season 3

About Project Blue Book Season 3
About Project Blue Book Season 3

The show is based on a covert series of studies into alleged UFO sightings and unexplainable phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s alongside sceptical astrophysics professor — and eventual ufologist — Dr. J. Allen Hynek. Dr.

Hynek examines encounters throughout the United States with his partner, Air Force veteran Captain Michael Quinn, and realises that science cannot explain all.

Project Blue Book Season 3 Release Date

Project Blue Book Season 3 Release Date
Project Blue Book Season 3 Release Date

Project Blue Book‘ Season 2 debuted on History on January 21, 2020 and concluded on March 24, 2020. It is broken into ten segments of 42-44 minutes each.

That same day, Season 2 received 1.3 million views. The series’ renewal was much anticipated by fans. Sadly, the show was discontinued by History in 2020.

As per co-executive producer Sean Jablonski of History, the network has decided to terminate all written programmes.

But this doesn’t mean that the programme will be terminated forever. On May 7, 2020, a petition was filed to aid the show’s creators in finding a new network to air it on. Their production firm has been looking for alternate options, ideally a streaming provider willing to broadcast the event.

In addition to the petition, there is a social media hashtag, “Save Blue Book,” that fans have been using to organise support for the programme. For the time being, one can only hope that the programme finds a network and is renewed.

Project Blue Book Production Information

GenreHistorical period drama
Science fiction
Created byDavid O’Leary
StarringAidan Gillen
Michael Malarkey
Laura Mennell
Ksenia Solo
Michael Harney
Neal McDonough
ComposerDaniel Wohl
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes20


Executive producersRobert Zemeckis
David O’Leary
Sean Jablonski
Production locationVancouver, British Columbia
Running time42–44 minutes
Production companiesA&E Studios
Compari Entertainment


Original networkHistory
Original releaseJanuary 8, 2019 

Project Blue Book Cast

Project Blue Book Cast
Project Blue Book Cast

While the new season may not see the light of day, here’s the past cast.

  • Aidan Gillen as Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer, astrophysicist, professor and UFOlogist working on Project Blue Book. Skeptical about the existence of alien life and UFOs in the beginning, Hynek attempts to explain the cases using his analytical and scientific mind.
  • Michael Malarkey as Captain Michael Quinn, a decorated veteran who served with the United States Army Air Force as a pilot during World War II, and working with Dr. Hynek on Project Blue Book. The character is inspired by USAF Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, the first director of the real-life Project Blue Book.
  • Laura Mennell as Mimi Hynek, Allen Hynek’s wife.
  • Ksenia Solo as Susie Miller, a friend and neighbour of Mimi Hynek, also a KGB agent.
  • Michael Harney as General Hugh Valentine, a high-ranking military official, and founder of Project Blue Book. The character is inspired by USAF Major General Charles P. Cabell, the founder of the real-life Project Blue Book.
  • Neal McDonough as General James Harding, a high-ranking military official and a co-founder of Project Blue Book. The character is inspired by USAF Brigadier General William Garland, a member of General Charles P. Cabell staff during the time period of the real-life Project Blue Book.
  • Robert John Burke as William Fairchild, United States Secretary of Defense.
  • Ian Tracey as “The Fixer” a.k.a. “The Man in the Hat” (later revealed to be one of the Men In Black), a mysterious man who follows Dr. Hynek.
  • Matt O’Leary as Lieutenant Henry Fuller, a USAF pilot whom Hynek and Quinn meet on their first case.
  • Nicholas Holmes as Joel Hynek, Mimi and Allen’s son.
  • Currie Graham as Susie’s Associate, also a KGB agent.
  • Jill Morrison as Faye, a member of the Air Force and Captain Quinn’s secretary at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
  • Michael Imperioli as Edward Rizzuto, an American/Russian double agent.

Historical Figures

  • Adam Greydon Reid as Donald Keyhoe (spelled in the credits as “Kehoe”), an American writer and UFO researcher. Keyhoe was widely regarded as the leader in the field of UFOlogy in the 1950s and early to mid-1960s, appearing in the episode entitled “The Lubbock Lights”.
  • Thomas Kretschmann as Wernher von Braun, a German-American aerospace engineer. Von Braun was the leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany, before coming to the U.S. to develop rockets for NASA, appearing in “Operation Paperclip”.
  • Bob Gunton as President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, appearing in “The Washington Merry-Go Round”.
  • Caspar Phillipson as Senator John F. Kennedy, appearing in Season 2.

Everything about the show is unknown as of now. For further information, please stay tuned to this space!

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