The official trailer for the series, Night Sky with Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons has been released by Prime Video, with a premiere date of May 20th.
The sci-fi drama was filmed last summer in Chicago and the south suburb of Blue Island, and Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. It is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Legendary Television.
Night Sky, formally titled Lightyears, follows Franklin (J.K. Simmons) and Irene York (Sissy Spacek), a couple who years ago discovered a chamber buried in their backyard that inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They’ve carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly upended… and the mysterious chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.
Chai Hansen, Adam Bartley, Julieta Zylberberg, Rocio Hernández, Kiah McKirnan, Beth Lacke, Stephen Louis Grush, and Cass Buggé co-star.
The series is written and co-executive produced by Holden Miller, with Daniel C. Connolly (Into The Badlands) serving as showrunner and executive producer, and Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen serving as executive producers. Argentinian director Juan José Campanella directed and executive produced the first two episodes.
Reel Chicago predicts that Night Sky will be another winning series for Chicago.