TNT Renews ‘Falling Skies’

The sci-fi series will return for a second season on in 2012.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After debuting to extremely impressive ratings, "Falling Skies" has earned a quick season two pickup.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT has ordered another ten episode season of "Falling Skies" to debut in the summer of 2012.

“'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,” said Turner executive vice president, Michael Wright. “We’re reaching new audiences with 'Falling Skies' and look forward to seeing where this fascinating and exciting series takes us next.”

"Saving Private Ryan" screenwriter Robert Rodat created "Falling Skies;" which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Noah Wyle ("ER") stars as Tom Mason, a former history professor turned militia fighter in the aftermath of a devastating alien occupation. Moon Bloodgood costars in the series, along with Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Will Patton, Peter Shinkoda, Sarah Carter, Mpho Koaho, Seychelle Gabriel and Maxim Knight.

Factoring in its Live + 7 numbers, the series premiere of "Falling Skies" drew 8 million viewers and the series has continued to average 6.4 million viewers in subsequent weeks.

Given the special effects heavy nature of "Falling Skies," the early renewal was rumored for weeks in order to allow the production team enough time to produce the entire season by next summer.

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