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Published On: Wed, Jul 3rd, 2013

‘Falling Skies’ season 4 gets the green light from TNT, will arrive summer 2014

TNT has renewed the Steven Spielberg-produced science fiction drama Falling Skies for a 10-episode fourth season.

The series — which stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, and Connor Jessup — premiered in 2011. The current season, which premiered on June 9 to 4.21 million viewers, is averaging 5.8 million viewers with DVR viewing and is basic cable’s No. 1 scripted series with the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

Falling Skies cast photoThe renewal was hinted at in May, when Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick signed on as showrunner. Eick replaced outgoing showrunner, Remi Aubuchon, who ran the second and third seasons. Eick previously executive produced Caprica and the web series Blood & Chrome. He was previously attached to an Incredible Hulk project at ABC that never came to fruition.

Carol Barbee, who worked with Eick on the second season of the Fox series Touch, signed on as a consulting producer.

Synopsis from press release: Falling Skies tells the extraordinary tale of life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Wyle plays Tom Mason, a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader after a massive invasion by an alien force. The series also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunninghamand Sarah Carter. Among the guest stars this season on Falling Skies are Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Doug Jones.Falling Skies premiered in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year.

Season 3 of Falling Skies will air through August, and the fourth season Falling Skies will premiere next summer.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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