'UFO': Release date, spoilers and all about Showtime series produced by JJ Abrams

'UFO': Release date, spoilers and all about Showtime series produced by JJ Abrams
JJ Abrams has produced the upcoming documentary on Showtime 'UFO' (Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)

Are we alone in the universe is a question humanity has been asking for a long time. The upcoming documentary UFO on Showtime may just have some answers. The four-part docu-series explores our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what clandestine influence the American government, lucrative private companies, and the military may have in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrial phenomena to further their own agendas.

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JJ Abrams will be bringing a documentary on extraterrestrials to Showtime (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Release date

'UFO' will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, August 8. 

How to watch

Viewers can download the Showtime App for watching the show. The network can also be streamed via different devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, and Xbox One. If you are not based out of the US, then you might need to use a VPN to watch the series.



The series focuses on the public's fascination with unidentified flying objects and what influence have the American government, the military, and private companies wielded in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrials to further their own agenda. 


JJ Abrams 

JJ Abrams will help viewers to get their dose of alien conspiracy theories in the upcoming 'UFO'. Abrams has had quite an out-of-this-world career. The American director, producer, and screenwriter is known for writing and producing mega projects such as 'Armageddon', 'Star Trek', 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'. He has also created television series such as 'Felicity', 'Lost' and 'Alias'. His directing career has been equally illustrious and he has directed films such as 'Mission: Impossible III' and 'Super 8' (2011) and 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. He also directed, produced, and co-wrote 'The Force Awakens', the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga and the first film of the sequel trilogy. The film is his highest-grossing, as well as the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time. He returned to the Star Wars franchise executive producing 'The Last Jedi' in 2017 and directing and co-writing 'The Rise of Skywalker' in 2019.


J.J. Abrams is producing the Showtime documentary 'UFO' (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Glen Zipper 

Glen Zipper is a producer, writer and interestingly a former New Jersey assistant state prosecutor. Zipper has worked on the Netflix miniseries 'Challenger' a four-part docu-series on the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster and the series 'Dogs', which celebrates the deep bonds people share with their dogs. Zipper also serves as a producer on 'UFO'.


Glen Zipper is one of the producers of 'UFO' (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)


Showtime has not released a trailer for 'UFO' as yet. Watch this space for more.

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