New trailer for sci-fi drama “Night Sky”

(Left to right) JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek in Prime Video’s “Night Sky.”

Mystery series featuring unusual chambers filled with secrets must all try to avoid falling into some of the “Lost” traps (setting up a lot, but not providing enough answers), so the new Prime Video series ” Night Sky” hopes to avoid dangerous areas.

“Night Sky” follows Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (JK Simmons), a couple who years ago discovered a buried chamber in their backyard that inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. The older couple have been visiting the place ever since, trying to figure out what it all means. Why can they access it?

They’ve carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly turned upside down…and the mysterious room they thought they knew so well turns out to be so much more than they could never imagined.

It’s refreshing to see a genre series with a focus on older characters, and the series seeks to explore life, the universe, and everything through their lens, while adding thriller elements as their secret is threatened.

Chai Hansen, Kiah McKirnan, Julieta Zylberberg, Rocío Hernández, and Adam Bartley are also part of the cast for this one.

The series hails from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television. It was created by Holden Miller, whose previous resume doesn’t scream “genre veteran”: he mostly wrote for the late-night likes of Dennis Miller and Larry Wilmore. He’ll serve as executive producer here, while Daniel C. Connolly, who has a bit more experience on that front (he’s worked on shows like “Into the Badlands,” “The Son,” and “Colony”), is the showrunner. .

Directing-wise, the roster is an eclectic mix of those who have worked in film drama and comedy, including Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini of American Splendor, Juan José Campanella of ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’ and Jessica Lowrey, who recently worked on episodes of ‘Perry Mason’ and ‘Halo’.

“I love all science fiction, but it can be very serious and very heavy at times,” said showrunner/executive producer Connolly. City & Country. “Presenting something a little more approachable and lived-in to an audience was our guide in creating the show.”

“There’s something good about this show about experiencing something incredibly momentous, but from a place that feels like your own bedroom,” Miller adds. “It kind of sounds like what we’ve all been through for the past two years – what the weird mix of those two things looks like. At the same time, while ‘Night Sky’ is incredibly serious emotionally, and it has a warmth and humor and an escapist quality – reminding us of the possibility of adventure in life and the depths we constantly grapple with. .

“Night Sky” is going the binge route for release, with Prime Video streaming all eight episodes of Season 1 on May 20.

JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek

(Left to right) JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek in Prime Video’s “Night Sky.”