TNT announced this afternoon it has picked up the hit alien-invasion drama Falling Skies for a second season.
Created by Steven Spielberg and Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat, the series stars Noah Wyle (ER, The Librarian) as a history professor who becomes a leader of the resistance movement following an extraterrestrial conquest of Earth. The sci-fi drama premiered on June 19 to 5.9 million viewers, making it cable’s top new series.
“Falling Skies is a true standout series, from its ambitious storytelling, high-profile cast and production team to its phenomenal success when it comes to international and time-shifted viewing,” TNT’s Michael Wright said in a statement. “We’re reaching new audiences with Falling Skies and look forward to seeing where this fascinating and exciting series takes us next.”
The 10-episode second season will air in summer 2012.
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