Project Blue Book was cancelled yesterday and we are feeling sad. However, all is not lost. We are going to tell you how you can help find the series a new home.
Project Blue Book was like a breath of fresh air in a stale television landscape. David O’Leary’s take on the Air Force’s covert operation investigating Unidentified Flying Object reports and the work of Dr. J. Allen Hynek was inventive and compelling.
Unfortunately, after two seasons of captivating episodes, Deadline reported yesterday that the History Channel opted not to renew the show for a third season. The network has chosen to focus on mini-series instead.
A Series of Unanswered Questions
Now, two million fans of the show are left with quite a few unanswered questions after the Operation Mainbrace finale. For those of you that saw it, Quinn (Michael Malarkey) was presumed dead after he opted to follow the Unidentified Submerged Object (USO) in a sub.
What he saw at 300 feet underwater defied explanation. There were several crafts and a base. While he was on his quest, depth charges were deployed around him and the audience is left wondering if he is truly deceased or if he is with the aliens.
Another loose end is Susie Miller (Ksenia Solo). Generals Harding and Valentine (Neal McDonough and Michael Harney) couldn’t get her to crack under interrogation so they brought her former best friend, Mimi Hynek (Laura Mennell) in to see her. Of course, with the intention of getting valuable intel.
However, Susie ends up giving Mimi a message which turns out to be the address of where her daughter is staying. Was Mimi going to end up being the girl’s guardian?
Furthermore, it feels like the writers’ intention was to bring Susie back in the future. Another potential storyline could have been for her to be “turned” into a counterspy like Rizzuto (Michael Imperioli).
The main focus of the third season would have been Allen’s search for Quinn. At the end of Season 2, we saw him with William (the renegade MK-Ultra remote viewer) on a ship headed for what appeared to be Antarctica.
As viewers of Project Blue Book recall, the extraterrestrial obelisk seen at the end of Season 1 was located there. Could this be a possible rendezvous point where Hynek could meet up with his partner again?
The Fate of Project Blue Book
Now, if you are like us, you will want to see what happens with all of your favorite characters. We are especially interested in following General Harding’s storyline because he was having a crisis of faith and those kinds of dilemmas make for interesting episodes.
Creator David O’Leary took to Twitter yesterday to make the announcement that none of us wanted to hear regarding the cancellation but he did present a glimmer of hope. They are looking to shop the show around to find a potential new home.
So, here is the million-dollar question. What can you do to see that Project Blue Book gets another season?
- If you are on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, use the hashtag, #SaveBlueBook and start doing a social media “blitz.” Tweet about the series whenever possible on all platforms.
- Invite your friends. Hold live tweets and or viewing parties.
This kind of fan interaction is important because it helps to “sell” the show to another network or streaming service. You can also target potential new homes for the program because that is how Lucifer, The Expanse and Brooklyn Nine-Nine ended up being saved from cancellation. Personally, we think Project Blue Book would make a great addition to the Amazon Prime family.
Help us #SaveBlueBook. Let’s try and get this terrific series another season!
You can watch Project Blue Book on the History Channel, Hulu, Sling, fuboTV, Philo, Amazon Prime and VUDU.
What was your favorite episode? Let us know in the comments.