I gotta admit, TNT’s new sci-fi show “Falling Skies” has me intrigued, even if Hollywood is dangerously wearing out its welcome with all the alien invasion movies. But hey, this is on TV, so that’s just different enough to make it stand out. Plus, the invasion has already finished and humans are running for the hills, so that’s another notch in the originality department. Who wants to see another TV show where a lone hero runs around trying to stop an alien invasion, after all?
FALLING SKIES is an exciting new series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Noah Wyle (ER, TNT’s The Librarian movies) stars as a former college professor who becomes the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against an occupying alien force. Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a therapist who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic situation. The series also stars Drew Roy (Lincoln Heights) as Hal and Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom’s two sons; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps run the group’s commissary. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) will play a recurring role as a fierce resistance fighter. FALLING SKIES is slated to premiere in 2011.
Starring Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Lincoln Heights, Seychelle Gabriel, Will Patton, Maxim Knight, Drew Roy, Jessy Schram.
Invading TV this year.
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