Gale Anne Hurd Exploring Area 51 in a New TV Series
“The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd is heading back to the forbidden Government facility with a new one-hour TV show called, of course, “Area 51″. The show will be based on the book “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base” by Annie Jacobsen, and “follow two men working on the base who are thrust into danger when they uncover secrets that the government will protect at any cost.”
Here’s an official description of the book:
Area 51 is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades.
Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing itself was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.
Annie Jacobsen had exclusive access to nineteen men who served the base proudly and secretly for decades and are now aged 75-92, and unprecedented access to fifty-five additional military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and engineers linked to the secret base, thirty-two of whom lived and worked there for extended periods. In Area 51, Jacobsen shows us what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror.
Judging by the book synopsis and the plot for the TV show above that, I’m guessing the book and TV show will divert greatly. Aliens, I’m sure, will show up sooner or later, even if Jacobsen’s book doesn’t say they ever existed. After all, you can’t do an Area 51 TV storyline/movie/book without aliens, right? That’s like talking about Paris Hilton or the Kardashians without the fame whoring.