Night Sky: release date, trailer and cast with JK Simmons

Night Sky is a new sci-fi drama starring JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek and will be released on Amazon Prime Video on May 20th

Night Sky is a new sci-fi drama starring JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek.

The series, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday May 20, is about an elderly couple who have hidden a portal to another planet in their back garden.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Night Sky.

What is “Night Sky” about?

The official synopsis for Night Sky states that “a married couple, Franklin and Irene York, discover a portal in their backyard that leads to an abandoned planet.”

Their discovery – which they have kept secret for many years of their five-decade marriage – is complicated when a man shows up at the portal. Is he a spaceman? Is he an alien? Will he put an end to their way of life?

Who is in the cast of Night Sky?

JK Simmons in Night Sky, wearing a flannel shirt and sitting at a table looking worried (Credit: Chuck Hodes/Prime Video)

JK Simmons plays Franklin York, a former woodworker. Simmons is a prolific actor who is arguably best known for playing J Jonah Jameson in a number of Spider-Man films, but you may also recognize him from Counterpart, Palm Springs, Being the Ricardos, Oz or Whiplash. He is also the voice of the yellow M&M.

Sissy Spacek plays Irene York, an English teacher. Spacek is probably best known for playing Carrie in the 1976 film of the same name, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. She has also appeared in JFK, Castle Rock and Homecoming.

Chai Hansen plays Jude, an enigmatic young man who discovers the York Portal. You might recognize Hansen from Shadowhunters, where he played Jordan Kyle, or possibly from his role as Ilian in The 100.

They are joined by Adam Bartley (Longmire), Julieta Zylberberg (My Friend from the Park), Cass Buggé (For All Mankind) and Piotr Adamczyk (Hawkeye), among others.

Is there a trailer

Yes there is! You can watch it right here.

When and where can I see Night Sky?

Night Sky will be available on Amazon Prime Video on Friday May 20th.

All eight episodes will be released at once.

Who writes and directs Night Sky?

The series was written and co-created by Holden Miller. Night Sky is Miller’s first television series, having previously written for comedy news program The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Night Sky is directed by Juan José Campanella, who won an Oscar in 2009 for his film The Secret in Their Eyes.

How many episodes does Night Sky have?

Night Sky consists of eight episodes in total.

Why should I watch Night Sky?

JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek are great actors, and it sounds like Night Sky has a pretty intriguing premise. Night Sky: release date, trailer and cast with JK Simmons


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