Sunday, June 09, 2013

Falling Skies 2 Part 2 Hour Season 3 Premiere Sunday June 9, 2013 9PM ET/PT

TNT Press Release:
Season Premiere Part 1: “On Thin Ice” – Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LSV

Season three of Falling Skies opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. In the interim, Tom has been elected to political office, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders. 

Tom’s decision to have the rebel skitters fight alongside humans creates tension and raises suspicions that someone may be feeding secrets to the enemy. Meanwhile, Hal struggles with nightmares that seem so real, he has difficulty knowing if he’s awake or dreaming. And Tom and Anne prepare to welcome their baby. Terry O’Quinn and Gloria Reuben guest star.

Season Premiere Part 2: “Collateral Damage” – Sunday, June 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LV

With hostilities escalating between the resistance and the alien invaders, Tom calls on a nuclear specialist (guest star Robert Sean Leonard) known as “The Rat King” to come up with a plan that will strip the aliens of their power. As suspicion continues to mount about a mole within the resistance, Tom and his leaders make a drastic decision that jeopardizes trust among the group. Anne, meanwhile, has a feeling that all is not right with her newborn. Gloria Reuben also guest stars.

Survivors Form Uneasy Alliances as Alien Threat Grows In Season 3 of TNT's Epic Series Falling Skies

Basic Cable's #1 Summer Drama with Adults 25-54 to Return with Two-Hour Season Premiere Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

The war against an occupying alien force will enter a volatile new phase when TNT's top-rated summer drama Falling Skies returns for its third season. Noah Wyle stars in the epic drama, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Also starring are Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter. 

Season three of Falling Skies is scheduled to launch with a special two-hour premiere Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). It will then move into its regular timeslot, Sunday nights at 10 p.m.

As the new season of Falling Skies opens, seven months have passed since the survivors of the 2nd Mass reached Charleston, which has been named capital of the New United States. 

Now elected to public office, Tom (Wyle) has taken a more aggressive approach to the alien occupation than former leader Dr. Manchester. The government has formed a tenuous alliance with a band of rebel skitters who now paint their faces with a red and yellow stripe before battle in honor of Red Eye, their fallen leader. Tom's son Ben (Jessup) serves as the mediator between Mason and the rebel skitters. 

But the alliance may not be enough to overpower the enemy Espheni, whose forces are now being led by an even more sinister overlord. To complicate matters further, another race of aliens has just entered the battlefield. Charleston also faces dangers from within its own walls. Recent battle losses have convinced Tom and the military that there may be a mole feeding strategic plans to the Espheni. Despite the threats they face, the survivors living in

Charleston are doing their best to rebuild their lives. Dr. Glass (Bloodgood) and Tom are focusing on their growing family. Newly promoted to Colonel of the 2nd Mass, Weaver (Patton) is enjoying a renewed relationship with his daughter. Hal (Roy) is recovering from mysterious injuries he suffered while trying to destroy an alien super weapon. Meanwhile, his romantic pursuit of Maggie (Carter) is finally starting to see positive results, though she has a growing concern that something is wrong with him beyond mere battle injuries. And Pope (Cunningham), the non-conformist leader of the Berserkers, has set up his own little Popetown on the outskirts of Charleston.

Among the guest stars set to appear this season on Falling Skies, Doug Jones portrays Cochise; leader of the rebel alien troops, Gloria Reuben will play Marina Perlata, one of Tom's key aides. 

Robert Sean Leonard is slated to guest-star as Roger Kadar, an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs the local power grid and lives underground, earning him the nickname "The Rat King."

Stephen Collins will also appear in the third season as Benjamin Hathaway, the President of the United States prior to the alien invasion. And Terry O'Quinn returns to guest star as Dr. Manchester, Tom's former mentor and his predecessor as Charleston's leader. 

Falling Skies debuted on TNT in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. The show returned last summer, garnering 5.6 million viewers and ranking as basic cable's #1 summer drama with adults 25-54 (3 million).

Falling Skies is produced for TNT by DreamWorks Television. Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serve as executive producers, along with Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman.

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