Check out the trailer for the UFO and alien sighting docu-series Encounters, coming from Amblin and Netflix next week
Last month, we learned that Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is teaming up with Boardwalk Pictures and Vice Studios to bring the four-part docu-series Encounters to the Netflix streaming service on September 27th. With that date right around the corner, we’ve gotten our hands on a trailer for the series and you can check it out in the embed above.
Yon Motskin, creator of the Max series Generation Hustle, has directed the four episodes of Encounters, which will explore four extraordinary true stories of encounters with otherworldly phenomena. Each episode tells a single story: strange lights in the sky over small-town Texas; submersible space crafts haunting a coastal Welsh village; an alien encounter with schoolchildren in Zimbabwe and non-human intelligence reportedly interfering with a nuclear power plant in Japan. Told from the perspective of firsthand experiencers – in the places where the sightings occurred – and guided by scientists and military personnel, the series highlights the profoundly human impact of these encounters on lives, families, and communities.
Motskin also executive produced the series with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television, Andrew Fried, Jordan Wynn, and Dane Lillegard of Boardwalk Pictures, and Andrew Freston, Danny Gabai, Derek Mead, and Jason Koebler of Vice Studios. Patrick Altema served as co-executive producer for Boardwalk Pictures. That company previously made the four-part docu-series Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? for Netflix.
Of course, a show with this subject matter and the title Encounters coming from Amblin is a nod to Spielberg’s own Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
What did you think of the Encounters trailer? Are you interested in stories of UFO and alien sightings, and will you be watching this show when it starts streaming on Netflix next week? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Encounters seems interesting enough to me, so I’ll probably check the docu-series out at some point. I would be terrified anytime something related to UFO and alien sightings (like Time-Life commercials) would show up on TV when I was a kid, so with this and their revival of the always bone-chilling Unsolved Mysteries it seems like Netflix is working to bring back my childhood nightmares.
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