Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service on March 17 announced that the Amazon Original series “Night Sky” (formerly titled “Lightyears”) will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on Friday, May 20.
The series stars Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons.
“Night Sky” follows Irene (Spacek) and Franklin York (Simmons), 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 (Chai Hansen) 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.
“Night Sky” is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Legendary Television and is written and co-executive produced by Holden Miller, with Daniel C. Connolly serving as showrunner and executive producer. Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen serve as executive producers, along with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winner Philip Martin.