ClantonAdvertiser.com — Roy, originally from Clanton, will bring audiences up to speed on what his “Falling Skies” character Hal Mason is experiencing in the show’s fourth season, which is set to air Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.
“He’s back in action, and all is good with him,” Roy said of his character. “This season starts back where we ended last year. We’ve got a big action sequence with aliens that attack us again and split us all up. This is the first time all of us are split into different camps.”
Roy, 28, has been with the show since it premiered as the No. 1 new series of 2011.
Produced by Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, “Falling Skies” is set in the aftermath of an alien attack that has rendered most of the world incapacitated.
Roy’s character is the oldest son of Boston history professor Tom Mason, played by Noah Wyle.
Roy said working with seasoned actors like Wyle and Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino—who is guest-starring as Sara in season four—has been a “fantastic learning experience” and “a little nerve-wracking, too.”
“It’s a pleasure working with them. These people have been around doing this craft for a long time,” Roy said. “What better way to learn for a young guy like myself than to watch these guys? People follow what they’re doing. Seeing how they handle themselves gives encouragement to everyone else.”
Season four opens with the Mason family and the remaining members of a resistance movement called the 2nd Mass under attack by an alien race’s new war machine.
The attack results in the show’s characters being divided and forced to form new relationships to survive.
“That was a really interesting twist to the show to see these groups split up for the first time,” Roy said. “That’s really shaken things up and brought some new dynamics out.”
Roy described Hal Mason as an “athletic guy who likes to do the right thing.”