TNT's "Falling Skies" to Invade Comic-Con as Cast Returns to San Diego for Panel and Signing on Friday, July 19
TNT's epic drama Falling Skies, one of basic cable's top-rated dramas, is bringing the 2nd Mass and its alien resistance fighters back to San Diego Comic-Con for a panel Q&A, autograph session and exclusive look at what's ahead for the remainder of its third season. The Falling Skies panel will feature series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter, along with executive producers Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman. Sci-fi fan favorite and series guest star Doug Jones will round out the panel. Wil Wheaton will serve as the moderator for the panel session on Friday, July 19 at the San Diego Convention Center. An autograph signing will follow at the Dark Horse booth.
Airing on TNT Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Falling Skies chronicles the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. 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.
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.
Falling Skies recently returned for its third season, scoring 6.2 million viewers in Live + 7, plus solid demo growth for its June 9 launch. In its second season, Falling Skies ranked as basic cable's #1 summer drama among adults 25-54.
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception and Franklin & Bash, as well as the new drama King & Maxwell and the upcoming Legends and The Last Ship. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like The Hero, Boston's Finest and the upcoming Cold Justice, Marshal Law: Texas and Nashville Confidential. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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