To quote the titular heroine of “Alice in Wonderland,” the paranormal fare found in recent film and television offerings is getting more and more curious, with interdimensional portals, color-shifting wormholes, time and a myriad of gateways to the multiverse that appear as late white rabbits.
Next in line to dip another toe into the supernatural sandbox is “Night Sky,” a new sci-fi thriller series on Amazon Prime Video, and we’ve got the new trailer for you to digest before the season hits. 8-episode series in May. 20. The streaming giant is already halfway through its current dose of weirdness in “Outer Range,” which centers on a Wyoming ranch family who stumbles upon an unexplained black void in their back pasture. If you’re wondering what else you can watch on the streaming service, check out our best sci-fi movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime for this month.
In this latest sneak peek of “Night Sky,” the themes of curiosity and discovery are on full display. Sissy Spacek (“Carrie,” “Homecoming”) and JK Simmons (“Spider-Man,” “Whiplash”) star as Irene and Franklin York, a regular elderly couple whose estate contains a strange teleportation device that sends people to an abandoned alien base. on a remote planet.
As Irene and Frank continue to explore this strange vacation destination in the basement of their backyard shed, their nosy loved ones and neighbors become alarmed by their unusual nightly activities and begin asking questions. His secret otherworldly lookout post, with its stunning galactic views, becomes the catalyst for a riddle that could solve life’s greatest mystery.
When a strange man played by Chai Hansen (“The 100,” “The New Legends of Monkey”) appears in this alien bunker, the senior partners continue to dig deeper into the portal’s purpose and attempt to piece this puzzle together for the montage. danger.
Fans of not only “Outer Range” but also Netflix offerings like “Dark” and “Katla” should be drawn to this kind of engaging sci-fi material that provides provocative stories of the unknown.
In addition to Spacek and Simmons, the “Night Sky” co-stars include Kiah McKirnan (“Mare of Easttown”) as Denise, Julieta Zylberberg (“Impuros”) as Stella, Rocío Hernández (“Separadas”) as Toni, and Adam Bartley (” Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Byron.
Produced by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, the series was originally titled “Lightyears” and was set to star Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”) before he left the project in 2021. Holden Miller (“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” ) created and wrote “Night Sky” and is joined by showrunner and executive producer Daniel C. Connolly (“Colony”).
“Night Sky” premieres May 20, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.