Prime Video‘s roster of original and compelling new series keeps growing and one of the most exciting series about to debut on the streaming platform is the sci-fi drama “Night Sky” (formerly known as “Lightyears”).
Created by Holden Miller and Daniel C. Connolly for Amazon Studios and Legendary Television (“Carnival Row”, “Paper Girls”), “Night Sky” stars Academy Award® winners Sissy Spacek (“Homecoming”, Carrie, The Old Man and The Gun), J.K. Simmons (The Tomorrow War, “Invincible”), Chai Hansen (“The Newsreader”), Kiah McKirnan (“Mare of Easttown”), Julieta Zylberberg (The Invisible Look), Rocío Hernández (“La caída”) and Adam Bartley (“Longmire”). The series revolves around Irene (Spacek) and Franklin York (Simmons), a couple who, years earlier, discovered a buried chamber in their backyard that somehow leads to a mysterious deserted planet. They secretly kept their discovery to themselves but when an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence soon takes an unexpected turn… and the mystifying chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could have ever imagined.
All eight episodes of the first season are available on Prime Video now so CinemaChords’s Howard Gorman sat down with another of the series’ regular cast members, Bartley to discuss the film’s fascinating sci-fi segue into themes of aging, grief, love and respect and what golden nuggets of knowledge he took home with him from working with seasoned greats, J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek.