TNT‘s Falling Skies is set in the aftermath of an alien attack which has left much of the world incapacitated. As survivors band together to fight back, each day is a test of survival. And according to star Noah Wyle, making the series was no day at the beach, either. Wyle tells Digital Spy he is glad the series wasn’t cancelled in mid-season, so that the audience could get some “closure.” That said, Wyle also confesses that making Falling Skies was a real “slog.”
Before ending on August 30, 2015, Falling Skies ran for five seasons on TNT. The Falling Skies cast includes: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Jessy Schram, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Peter Shinkoda, and Mpho Koaho. Read on for more from Wyle.
From Digital Spy:
“I’m proud that the show went to five seasons, I’m very proud of the character arc that I got the chance to play, and given some of the circumstances we worked in, it was miraculous that we were able to do it.”
Wyle described filming the series as a “slog”, adding: “It’s a very interesting show in that in five years we had six different showrunning writers so the voice was never singular, and as a result it always felt slightly fractured and fragmented, which put the responsibility to keep up a sense of continuity really on the actors, to give the narrative some kind of sensible shape.”
And he admitted that he’s relieved it’s over, saying: “I kind of have to be slightly politic and not show my actual enthusiasm about not doing it any more, but I’m pretty happy not to be doing it any more.
Wyle recurs on TNT’s fantasy drama, The Librarians. According to Digital Spy, he was able to contribute to five episodes of the current season two, versus only four during season one.
What do you think? Did you like the Falling Skies TV show on TNT? Do you think it should have been cancelled? Would you have watched a sixth season?