Mumbai, Dec 23 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Falling Skies, US cable TV’s top new series of 2011 is set to unleash an extraterrestrial invasion of apocalyptic proportions upon Asia’s audiences.
With Steven Spielberg himself involved in shaping the script, cast, edits, post production to even the aliens and spaceships, AXN viewers can expect a world class production in Falling Skies.
Falling Skies is an epic saga in the aftermath of an all-out invasion of Earth by aliens.
Set in the chaotic world left completely devastated by the extraterrestrial attack, Falling Skies picks up six months into the alien occupation where the few survivors have come together outside what is left of key cities in an attempt to fight back.
Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers scavenge for supplies, protect the people in their care, and embark on a guerrilla campaign against the enigmatic and deadly alien force. Humans live in the hope of taking back their home one day and rebuilding their lives.
Falling Skies stars Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominee Noah Wyle (E.R.) as Tom Mason, a Boston history professor whose wife was killed in the invasion and the second of his three sons was captured by aliens.
However, Tom’s lack of battlefield experience leaves him at odds with his commander, the no-nonsense, formerly retired military captain Weaver (Will Patton, Armageddon).
Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a paediatrician helping children among the survivors cope with the traumatic upheaval. Anne lost her only son and husband during the invasion.
Tom’s eldest son, Hal (Drew Roy, Secretariat), has to grow up overnight to fight alongside his father, while youngest child Matt, (Maxim Knight, Brothers & Sisters) remains deeply traumatized from the experience.
Mighty, mysterious and merciless, the extraterrestrial conquerors are highly intelligent and are able to fight using military-like tactics.
The ‘Skitters’ and ‘Mechs’ serve even more powerful extraterrestrials that will be unveiled in the series.
Falling Skies premiered in the US to 8 million ‘live’ and time-shifted (digital video recorders) viewers, which made it cable TV’s top new series launch of 2011 to date.
Beyond the US, Falling Skies is being rolled out internationally in a total of 75 markets across Europe, South America and Asia. The series’ popularity has already ensured a second season is confirmed and will premiere in the US in the summer of 2012.
Rohit Bhandari, VP, AXN Networks India Pvt Limited said, “Sci-fi as a genre has generated a lot of interest among the Indian viewers lately. With high production values and an epic story line, viewers would watch the show and immediately see Spielberg’s influence.
“With Falling Skies premiering on AXN, I am confident that our viewers will be treated to a situation so well captured, that every episode will be followed with great anticipation and enthusiasm.”