J.J. Abrams to Executive Produce Four-Part UFO Docuseries

UFOs have been popping up throughout the news all year, and it looks as if J.J. Abrams is ready to get involved as well. 

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According to a recent report from Deadline, Abrams is executive producing a new, four-part documentary series on humanity’s fascination with unidentified flying objects for Showtime. The series, known as UFO, will premiere later this year on August 8, 2021, and will drop all four episodes at midnight. 

The series will reportedly take a look at what influence the American government, private companies, and the military may have in shielding the truth behind potential extraterrestrial phenomena. Interest in UFOs has seen a massive uptick after a 2017 New York Times article in which the Pentagon acknowledged footage of Navy pilots encountering an unidentified object in the sky. 

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UFO will be directed by Mark Monroe and Paul Crowder, and produced by Abram’s Bad Robot production studio, with Glen Zipper’s Zipper Bros Films also joining as a producer. The series will also see Zipper, Mark Monroe, Sean Stuart, Ben Stephenson, and Rachel Rusch Rich join Abrams as executive producers. Co-executive producers Kevin Lincoln and producers Maren Domzalski and Paul McGuire are also attached to the project.