Jan 7, 2019
On episode 90 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by both David O'Leary and Sean Jablonski, the creators and showrunner of Project Blue Book, the highly anticipated new television show on the History Channel.
Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969. The investigations were headed by the noted astronomer, J. Allen Hynek.
What prompted creator, David O'Leary to pen a script based on the life and career of J. Allen Hynek? What cases did he find most compelling to bring to the mainstream? And just exactly what is up with that alien in the tube that we keep seeing in many of the publicity photos?
Next, Ryan speaks with co-writer and showrunner, Sean Jablonski. He runs us through the inception of the show, to casting, researching, and eventually producing and running the entire endeavor. How close to real-life is the show? And what can expect in the first season? All this and more in this week's jam-packed episode on Project Blue Book.
David O'Leary is a New York native, recently hired to pen the sci-fi thriller RADIANT SKY for financier The Coalition Group, and his sci-fi/horror script MISSING TIME is under option with Amasia Entertainment. A producer on two sci-fi features in post-production for release next year, PARALLEL (Bron Studios) and ELI (Paramount), O'Leary is also a former development executive, having worked for Bellevue Productions, Valhalla Entertainment, Kopelson Entertainment, Rogue Pictures, Warner Bros., and Industry Entertainment. O'Leary is represented by Paradigm and Zero Gravity Management. O’Leary currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Sean Jablonski is a graduate of New York University’s ﬁlm program, breaking into the business as a staff writer on HBO’s highly acclaimed prison drama, OZ. After his stint with HBO, Jablonski created and produced the Showtime series, THE HOOP LIFE before going on to write and produce for LAW AND ORDER and Michael Mann’s CBS drama, ROBBERY HOMICIDE DIVISION. He then served as Executive Producer (and occasional director) on FX’s NIP/TUCK for its entire six season run before writing and executive producing the ﬁrst season of USA’s hit legal drama SUITS. Continuing his relationship with USA, he then created and produced the relationship drama SATISFACTION which ran for two years. Recently Jablonski served as executive producer and showrunner on the Netﬂix series GYPSY starring Naomi Watts.
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