Falling Skies is halfway through its fourth season, which saw a lot of changes from season 3, along with the addition of new showrunner David Eick. With the 2nd Mass separated after an Espheni attack, our ensemble cast found themselves in very different worlds from one another.
“In Tom’s world we were in darkness. Lexi’s world—it was light. It was almost like Munchkinland,” Eick said during the show’s Comic-Con panel. “In Anne’s world it was very gritty but stripped down.”
At Comic-Con, Eick and the show’s cast hinted at what’s to come on Falling Skies now that the characters have reunited. Most important to know right off the bat? As Sarah Sanguin Carter (Maggie) said on the panel, “The second half is gnarly, you guys.”
Here’s more that Eick and the cast revealed on their panel
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The Espheni aren’t united anymore. In recent episodes, it’s become clearer that the Espheni aren’t a purely, totally villainous species. They’re going the way of the skitter — a creature that the 2nd Mass eventually learned could be an ally or an enemy. When teasing what’s to come with that, Eick really showed his Battlestar Galactica, TV-as-social-commentary roots: “These characters are not of one mind. They’re not just a hive-like simplistic being. They might have differences with one another. They might have feelings for one another. They might have jealousies that could get in the way of their agenda. In season 5 we’ll explore that further.”
How will this blossoming love triangle turn out? The cast didn’t divulge many details about what’s going to happen between Maggie and Ben. But Drew Roy (Hal) did say this: “It’s one of the more special things we got to do on the show just because we had to pay special attention to our motives, to what we were doing and make sure it had a good payoff. Week-to-week, even inside one episode, you could be pulling for this part of the triangle or this part of the triangle.”
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I’ve added photos of Drew and the cast from the Falling Skies panel at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con which was held on July 25th!
Check out the official episode description and video preview for the sixth episode of ‘Falling Skies’ season 4 titled ‘Door Number Three’, which airs on July 27th at 10|9c only on TNT!
“Door Number Three” – Sunday, July 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-V
After months apart, Tom finally reunites with his family and the 2nd Mass. But the joyous reunion is cut short as Lexi undergoes a health crisis tied to her hybrid DNA. The crisis pits family members against one another as they fight over how to deal with Lexi’s illness. Anne goes to great lengths to save her daughter. Treva Etienne, Jessy Schram and Robert Sean Leonard guest-star.
Congratulations to the entire Falling Skies cast and crew!
TNT has renewed three summer dramas: The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies.
The Turner-owned cable network has greenlighted a fifth and final season for Falling Skies, the sci-fi epic executive produced by Steven Spielberg and toplined by Noah Wyle, with an order of 10 episodes. Meanwhile, the network is in talks to bring back Rizzoli & Isles for another season, sources tell THR.