Amazon Studios has announced that their upcoming science fiction drama ‘Night Sky’ will be released on May 20th via their Prime Video streaming service. Amazon Studios and Legendary Television are co-producing the series with Daniel C. Connolly serving as showrunner and executive producer.
“The poignant new drama series from Legendary Television starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons has an updated title and will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide,” Amazon said in a press release. They added that they, “will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on Friday, May 20.”
Originally titled ‘Lightyears,’ the show also stars Chai Hansen, Adam Bartley, Julieta Zylberberg, Rocío Hernández, Kiah McKirnan, Beth Lacke, Stephen Louis Grush, and Cass Buggé.
Legendary said on their Twitter account, “Next up from Legendary Television is NIGHT SKY, a genre-bending drama starring (Sissy Spacek) and (J.K. Simmons) as the Yorks, a couple who have a mysterious chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a strange, deserted planet. Streaming on (Prime Video) May 20th.”
Next up from Legendary Television is NIGHT SKY, a genre-bending drama starring #SissySpacek and #JKSimmons as the Yorks, a couple who have a mysterious chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a strange, deserted planet. Streaming on @PrimeVideo May 20th. #NightSky pic.twitter.com/Kkc5IhnueC
— Legendary (@Legendary) March 17, 2022
Amazon Studios describes the plot synopsis as follows,
“Spanning space and time, Night Sky follows Irene (Spacek) and Franklin York (Simmons), a couple who, years ago, discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They’ve carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man (Chai Hansen, The Newsreader) enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly upended…and the mystifying chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.”
Holden Miller, Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen, and Philip Martin will serve as executive producers with Connolly. Miller will also serve as a writer for the show.