National Geographic Channels International has commissioned Pioneer Productions to produce Invasion Earth (8 x 60’). The specialist factual documentary series sees Pioneer continuing to cement its reputation for producing innovative and diverse factual content.
Invasion Earth (8 x 60’) investigates the world’s most intriguing and fascinating UFO sightings and looks to answer the age old question of “Are we alone?” The series examines our fascination with the universe, and explores why there have been so many reported sightings of unidentified aircraft and mysterious airborne objects with very little explanation.
Hamish Mykura, Executive Vice President and Head of International Content for NGCI, said: “Invasion Earth reveals the remarkable stories of amazing, in-depth investigations conducted by government agencies and other authorities to uncover the truth behind massive UFO sightings whose otherworldly spectacles were widely reported by witnesses.”
Kirstie McLure, Managing Director, Pioneer Productions, said: “There has always been a deep fascination with UFOs, aliens and the unknown and many TV programmes speculating on this phenomenon. In this series, Pioneer applies science and expert knowledge to explain the truth behind the reports. Pioneer has always created ambitious factual content, and Invasion Earth sees us stepping into unchartered programme-making. Our passion and expertise in exploratory documentary-making and high-quality science programming sees Invasion Earthstrive to captivate audiences with its informative and investigative blend of eyewitness accounts and dramatic recreation.”
Many have dismissed UFO sightings as the stuff of science fiction tarnished by unreliable witnesses and hoaxes. Invasion Earth looks deeper into the reports that are harder to explain and investigates the need for secrecy around such sightings from officials and sceptics. Using dramatic reconstruction of sightings from all over the world, compelling first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses and previously classified official documents, the series seeks to explain the truth behind these experiences. With the help of a distinguished panel of scientists, aviation and military experts, all the evidence is thoroughly examined and tested; have humans really seen crafts and beings form other planets? Or is there a perfectly reasonable explanation for these sightings?
Invasion Earth was commissioned by Hamish Mykura for National Geographic Channels International. The executive producers for Invasion Earth at Pioneer Productions are Robert Strange and Kirstie McLure.