The rebellion continues as TNT has announced that ‘Falling Skies’ has been renewed for a third season.
Although the season 2 debut of the series had much lower ratings that those garnered from the last year’s series debut (and a lot could have been that it was up against the NBA Finals), the fact that the series is still averaging 5.9 million viewers each week and ranks as basic cable’s #1 summer drams with adults 18-49 has prompted TNT to go ahead and order another 10 episode season.
“’Falling Skies’ is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that’s told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level,” said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With all the memorable and surprising moments taking place during the second season of ‘Falling Skies,’ we can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and the ‘Falling Skies’ terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three.”
The announcement comes just as the cast is about to make an appearance at Comic-Con this Friday. Appearing at the panel will be Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter, along with executive producer Remi Aubuchon with Will Wheaton (who also happens to be the host of ‘2nd Watch,’ the weekly web series that accompanies the each episode). An autograph signing will follow at the Dark Horse Comics booth after the panel.
‘Falling Skies’ airs on TNT Sundays at 9PM ET/PT.