Unscripted

History, Tom DeLonge dive into “America’s UFO Investigation”

A+E Networks-owned History Channel has greenlit the limited non-fiction series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation from executive producer and Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge. Produced in-house by A+E Originals, the ...
March 12, 2019

A+E Networks-owned History Channel has greenlit the limited non-fiction series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation from executive producer and Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge.

Produced in-house by A+E Originals, the 6 x 60-minute series will feature former government officials exposing new information and evidence regarding the U.S. Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), in an effort to change government policy about the potential threats unidentified space craft pose to U.S. national security.

The series will feature Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official and special agent in-charge of the Pentagon’s AATIP program, as he embarks on a series of investigations that will shed new light on the secretive interstellar program while producing evidence to prove the existence and threat of UFOs. Elizondo will be joined by DeLonge (pictured), co-founder and president of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, and Chris Mellon, former deputy assistant secretary of defense and intelligence.

Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation will reveal newly authenticated evidence and footage, interviews from eyewitnesses and former military personnel who have never spoken out before and extensive breakthroughs in understanding the technology behind these unknown phenomena in our skies.

Previously run by Elizondo, AATIP was created to research and investigate “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP), including numerous videos of reported encounters. Elizondo resigned from his post at the Pentagon in October 2017 in protest after expressing concerns that UAPs could pose a major threat to America’s national security and because the government had done little to shore up potential vulnerabilities.

Serving as executive producers alongside DeLonge are Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Anthony Lappé for A+E Originals, and Mike Stiller for History.

“History is committed to creating informational, authentic programming that keeps our audience intrigued to learn more,” said Eli Lehrer, EVP and head of programming at History, in a statement. “This is not a UFO hunting show, but a series that will hopefully provoke a cultural conversation about unexplained phenomena and allow our viewers to ultimately draw their own conclusions. Tom’s curiosity and passion for this subject matter, combined with his team, are the perfect partners to deliver this breakthrough series.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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