Production has begun on Season 4 of TNT’s “Falling Skies,” the science-fiction show executively produced by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
The cable channel renewed the series for a fourth season back in July, following a successful third season.
“Falling Skies” is set six months after a devastating invasion of Earth by a ruthless collective of aliens and follows the efforts of a small human resistance as they fight back against the invaders, attempting to reclaim the planet for their own.
The show focuses on the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, which is led by Boston University history professor Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and retired U.S. Army Capt. Dan Weaver (Will Patton).
“Falling Skies” also stars Moon Bloodgood (“Terminator Salvation”), Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham (“Stargate SG-1”), Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel (“The Legend of Korra”), Peter Shinkoda, Mpho Koaho, Sarah Carter and Doug Jones.
Created by Robert Rodat, the series is executively produced by Rodat, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Graham Yost, Greg Beeman, Remi Aubuchon, Mark Verheiden and Spielberg. Yost produced Speilberg’s war miniseries “The Pacific” for HBO and is currently the showrunner for “The Americans” on FX.
Beeman has worked on “Smallville” and “Heroes”; Aubuchon on “24,” “Stargate Universe” and “Caprica”; and Verheiden on “Battlestar Galactica,” “Caprica” and “Hemlock Grove.”
“Falling Skies” is one of two sci-fi shows that Spielberg shepherded in 2011, the other being “Terra Nova” for ABC, which was canceled after just one season.
Season 4 of “Falling Skies” will premiere in summer 2014 on TNT and will consist of 10 episodes.