Falling Skies grabs the viewer with compelling story and great effects. The Earth has been invaded by an alien race, and a fledgling resistance of humans search to find ways to both survive and strike back. The aliens managed to wipe out approximately 90% of the human race. The invaders (called Skitters) capture children and attach harnesses along their spines, turning them into seemingly mindless slaves. Meanwhile, the resistance struggles to find a way to free the children without killing them.
Falling Skies cast:
Noah Wyle as Tom Mason
, a former Professor of History that becomes the 2nd in command of the group of resistance fighters called the “2nd Massachusetts”. His son, Ben, was captured and harnessed by the Skitters.
Moon Bloodgood as Anne Glass, the medic for the group. She is a Pediatrician originally but was forced to become a battlefield medic.
Drew Roy as Hal Mason, Tom’s oldest son. A teenager forced to fight and work a scout for the 2nd Mass.
Jessy Schram as Karen Nadler, girlfriend to Hal, lost her family in the invasion, now also a scout.
Peter Shinkoda as Dai, Tom Mason
’s right hand in the field. Always ready to watch his back
Will Patton as Captain Weaver, Commander of the 2nd Mass. Weaver is a retired active military who served in the Gulf War. He often clashes with Anne about care of the Unit.
Falling Skies was created by Robert Rodat
. The Executive Producers include Steven Spielberg
, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Robert Rodat
, and Graham Yost.