Spring/Summer 2011 TV Preview – New Show Descriptions

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Falling Skies
Sundays on TNT
9PM ET (Moves to 10pm after premiere)
Series Premiere: June 19

FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

At the center of the series is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed in the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been captured. Determined to get his son back and to ensure the safety of his other two sons, Tom must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement known as the 2nd Mass, because of their location in Boston, Mass. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives.

Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom’s oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom’s youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom’s son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group’s makeshift medical clinic. Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang and Sarah Carter (Shark) is Margaret, a wary survivor of Pope’s gang.

FALLING SKIES focuses on the resilience of the survivors and their determination to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed. It is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. They may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. Most of all, the series is about the ties that bind people together in the most difficult of circumstances.

The aliens in the series are mighty, mysterious and merciless. They are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the 2nd Mass. There are two types of aliens that the human survivors have named Skitters and Mechs. Combining live action and special visual effects, the Skitters have spider-like bodies and incredible strength and agility. The deadly, robotic Mechs stand upright and can shoot bullets from their arms. The aliens control captured children, like Tom’s son Ben, through bio-mechanical harnesses but have yet to reveal their ultimate plan for them.

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6 Responses to Spring/Summer 2011 TV Preview – New Show Descriptions

  1. Wintersfalling says:

    I LOVE this show!!! Way to go HBO, because I will be coming back again and again to this show. It is awesome and the transitions from kingdom to kingdom is easy to follow so you become involved in all the treachery and love that is each family. I also like the fact that the women are not wimps they take and give each their own and the men well they are strong and are getting ready for winter. You have got to watch this show!

  2. P.U you have to old your nose or the stench will overwhelm you! The show is GARBAGE!!

  3. Ryan says:

    Really really good show, love it! I’ve watch all of the season 1 episodes to date and I’m very much looking forward to the season finale and next season (it was already renewed for Season #2, to air Summer 2012). BTW, the show is on TNT (not HBO) and you can find it online as well if you don’t get TNT.

  4. Ryan says:

    P.S. My comment was in reference to “Falling Skies” (page 7 of this “Spring/Summer 2011 TV Preview” article).

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