Infatti, a parallel plot reveals that the Yorks are not alone in their awareness of the portal, although what that might mean — and where it leads — unfolds at a snail’s pace. Nor does it give anything away to say that anyone hoping for closure by then should probably choose another door, as it were.
What elevates this, and provides the strongest gravitational pull to stick around, is the strength of the leads and their interaction, with Franklin fretting about Irene’s health and expressing doubt as to whether he can carry on without her. Franklin also isn’t a particularly good liar, which makes for some uncomfortable and amusing moments as questions begin piling up.
The blessing and curse of streaming is that these kind of concepts have proliferated to the point where they seem to drop almost weekly, con “Night Sky” making a demand on one’s time and offering few clues — even after eight episodes — as to whether the payoff will justify it.
Thanks to Spacek and Simmons, the show proves initially worthwhile despite being its meandering pace. Per adesso, that tandem makes it worth watching the “Sky.” Continuing to do so, like the show itself, remains an unsolved riddle.
“Night Sky” premieres May 20 on Amazon.