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History cancels 'Project Blue Book,' 'Knightfall'

Aidan Gillen's Project Blue Book has been canceled after two seasons on History. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Aidan Gillen's "Project Blue Book" has been canceled after two seasons on History. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

May 7 (UPI) -- A&E Networks has opted not to renew the History channel shows Project Blue Book and Knightfall for third seasons.

The cancellations were reported Thursday by Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

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Project Blue Book was based on the real-life experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen), a college professor called upon by the U.S. Air Force to investigate unexplained mysteries, possibly involving aliens from other planets.

The series co-starred Michael Malarkey, Neal McDonough, Michael Harney, Laura Mennell and Ksenia Solo also star, with Keir O'Donnell and Jerod Haynes.

"Friends, very sad to report #ProjectBlueBook won't be renewed @HISTORY, who'll pursue mini-series only. BUT, know this: We are committed to finding it a new home! Now we need our 2.5mil+ weekly fans' help! #RenewBlueBook is now #SaveBlueBook! RT!" show creator David O'Leary tweeted.

Knightfall was a drama about the Knights Templar, set in the 14th century.

It starred Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Padraic Delaney, Olivia Ross and Mark Hamill.



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