Thursday, March 17, 2022

Amazon Announces Premiere Date for New Drama 'Night Sky' Starring Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons

Amazon has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Night Sky (formerly Lightyears) starring Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons.

All 8 episodes of the first season will be available on Friday, May 20.

Spanning space and time, the drama follows Irene (Spacek) and Franklin York (Simmons), a couple who discovered a chamber buried in their backyard years ago which 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 mystifying chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.

In addition to Spacek and Simmons, the drama stars Chai Hansen, Adam Bartley, Julieta Zylberberg, Rocío Hernández, Kiah McKirnan, Beth Lacke, Stephen Louis Grush, Cass Buggé, Lily Cardone and Lowrey Brown.

Holden Miller created the drama, with Daniel C. Connolly serving as showrunner. Connolly executive produces with Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen, Philip Martin and director Juan José Campanella. Miller is a co-executive producer. Amazon Studios and Legendary Television produce.