Netflix Alien Documentary From Steven Spielberg Is Actually Happening

By Jessica Goudreault | Updated

Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestial

Alien encounters and UFO sightings are no longer being viewed as crazy conspiracy theories after the government seemingly confirmed that aliens do exist. Now, the floodgates have opened, and people are eager and willing to listen and believe. Stephen Spielberg, who is familiar with the fictional concept of unexplained phenomena, has jumped on to alien Netflix documentary that will begin streaming on September 27, according to Deadline.

While Steven Spielberg will not be directing the four-part docuseries, his production company Amblin Television is working on the project along with Boardwalk Pictures and Vice Studios. Spielberg will leave the directing to Yon Motskin, who most recently directed the TV series Generation Hustle. Executive producers include Darryl Frank, Jordan Wynn, and Andrew Freston, among several others.

Steven Speilberg’s Amblin Entertainment is producing Encounters, a Netflix documentary examining alien activity on Earth.

The alien Netflix documentary is called Encounters, and it will share four true stories of people witnessing unexplainable phenomena all over the world, from a small town in Texas to a schoolyard in Zimbabwe. The stories vary from strange lights in the sky to alien encounters with children to underwater space crafts that terrorize a Welsh village. Each of the four stories will receive its own individual episode in the docuseries.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

It sounds like the production companies have gone all out on this project; much like Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, they have spared no expense. Some of the filming actually takes place where witnesses saw the phenomena, and scientists and military personnel were there to guide the crew. The docuseries will also be told from the perspective of those who experienced the events, which will give even more depth and believability to the stories.

Encounters will let real people share their own experiences with aliens to Netflix’s global audience that can’t seem to get enough documentaries.

Rather than just focusing on the mysteries of the encounters, this alien Netflix documentary will delve into how the lives, families, and communities were impacted by what they saw. Surely it takes a toll on a person’s mental health and well-being to see something so bizarre and unexplainable. Oftentimes witnesses are more eager to forget about their encounters rather than publicize it, so it’s exciting that these witnesses are coming forward to share their true stories.

The timing of this new docuseries couldn’t be better because plenty of new believers will be tuning in to watch the four-part series. In case you’ve been living under a rock, several military whistleblowers have come forward to reveal that aliens and UFOs are real and that they have been for a long time. People have been eating up the coverage from news networks and social media, eager to learn more about what is really going on out there.

In a moment of perfect timing, Encounters arrives on Netflix weeks after the U.S. government seemingly confirmed aliens are real.

Stephen Spielberg is no stranger to aliens after directing Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977 and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. However, those projects were pure fiction, and the new alien Netflix documentary is very much real. While the director’s production company works on this project, he is busy working on a TV mini-series called Napoleon and an Untitled Frank Bullitt Project.

Make sure to set a reminder on your calendars for September 27, when Encounters premieres on Netflix. Alien enthusiasts, including Blink-182’s Tom Delonge, will likely be tuning in as well.