- Executive produced by Academy Award®-winner Steven Spielberg, FALLING SKIES stars Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-nominee Noah Wyle -
"FALLING SKIES is a masterpiece." - Mike Hale, The New York Times
"The entertainment value and suspense of FALLING SKIES is paced just right. You get the sense that we'll get those answers eventually. And yet, you want to devour the next episode immediately." - Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter
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TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The battle has begun. Following a devastating invasion by an alien culture, the survivors of Earth fight back while they figure out who the alien life form is, and more importantly, why they have come to Earth in FALLING SKIES. The acclaimed series airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET beginning October 8 on SPACE. With everyday people called upon to become heroes, FALLING SKIES focuses on the endurance and courage of the survivors as they try to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed.
At the centre of FALLING SKIES is Tom Mason (Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee Noah Wyle, ER), a Boston history professor whose family was torn apart during the invasion. With his wife killed and middle son captured by the aliens, Tom puts his extensive knowledge of military history to use as the second in command of the 2nd Massachusetts, a regiment of resistance fighters working to protect a large group of civilian survivors.
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Fighting alongside Tom is Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood, Terminator Salvation) a paediatrician working with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives, and Weaver (Will Patton, Armageddon), a fierce military leader of the resistance and Tom's commanding officer.
FALLING SKIES also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Tom's oldest son Hal, a growing fighter in the resistance movement, Maxim Knight (BROTHERS & SISTERS) as Tom's youngest son Matt, and Connor Jessup (THE SADDLE CLUB) as Ben, Tom's son who was captured by aliens. Seychelle Gabriel (WEEDS) is Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group's makeshift medical clinic, Colin Cunningham (LIVING IN YOUR CAR) is John Pope, the head of a gang, and Sarah Sanguin Carter (SHARK) is Margaret, a wary survivor from Pope's gang.
As mysterious as they are merciless, the aliens who have invaded Earth are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the resistance. They are fast, strong, and extremely difficult to kill. Having encountered two types of aliens, the survivors have dubbed them "skitters," for the ones that move around on spider-like legs, and "mechs," for the heavily armed robot-like versions.
FALLING SKIES is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg (War Horse), along with DreamWorks Television's Justin Falvey (THE BORGIAS) and Darryl Frank (SMASH), Graham Yost (THE PACIFIC), and screenwriter Robert Rodat (The Patriot). Mark Verheiden (HEROES) and Greg Beeman (HEROES) are co-executive producers. The pilot was directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move).
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