"Falling Skies" is set to begin next June on TNT from Steven Spielberg and stars Noah Wyle (ER) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation).
This sci-fi series sees an alien armada occupying Earth with Wyle leading the rebellion. Check out the trailer below.
In an interview with the MTV Splash Page, writer and co-executive producer Mark Verheiden whose credits include Smallville and Heroes had this to say:
"What we didn't want to do was the classic 'Independence Day' story," explained Verheiden, "because that's been done — you've seen the invasion."
"We wanted to tell a story that focuses on the survivors and how these survivors manage to pull themselves together," he added. "In the context of the show, this invasion has been devastating. We've lost 80% of the human population, we've lost electricity, and we've lost all sorts of infrastructure, so it's about people under incredible stress and challenge gathering and not only finding a way to fight back against the alien invasion, but also finding hope and something they can hold onto as they go forward."
Dark Horse Comics is doing the prequel to the show from writer Paul Tobin. The first issue was released at October's NYCC with a web comic that began in November.
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.