Executive producer Steven Spielberg brings his new alien-invasion drama Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, to TNT this coming June. Today, co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden, writer Melinda Hsu, and star Drew Roy (who plays, Hal Mason, Noah Wyle’s son in the show) were in attendance at WonderCon in San Francisco to bring fans exclusive clips and details on the series.
We were there to attend the panel and have created a video breakdown, with our friend Eric Eisenberg from Cinema Blend, regarding the Falling Skies footage we were able to see, as well as the show’s potential.
Ultimately, the show is unique in its depiction of the alien species — the Skeeters, which look like a cross between an arachnid and a vision from a child’s nightmare, and the Mechs, robotic creatures that appear far more militant. It should be noted, however, that the CGI was more effective on the Skeeters than the Mechs in the footage we were shown. Overall, based on the footage we saw, the show seems pretty typical of myriad of post-apocalyptic series and films from the past several years. Most likely, the show’s success, or failure, is going to come down to how effectively (or not) the human relationships are depicted.
Check out our Falling Skies impressions below:
For those still unfamiliar with Falling Skies, check out the show’s trailer and synopsis below:
“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. The series combines stunning visual effects and personal human stories about triumph and survival in the most devastating circumstances.
Falling Skies premiers in June on TNT.
The cast includes: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, and Maxim Knight.