A new four-part series from JJ Abrams and Showtime, simply entitled UFO, is set to examine the unidentified flying object phenomena.

Whether you’re a fan of Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a dedicated The X-Files-phile or just somebody who likes to question stuff, it’s sure to be an interesting experience – could we really be alone in this massive universe? Maybe aliens have seen what humans are like and are taking a wide berth?

Here’s the brief but informative official blurb: “UFO is a four-part docu-series from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Glen Zipper exploring our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what clandestine influence the American government, lucrative private companies and the military may have in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrial phenomena to further their own agendas.”

UFO is set to laucnch in the US on August 8. Until then, keep watching the skies – or at the very least this trailer: