TNT has greenlit 10 episodes for a series based on The Librarians franchise, slated to air in late 2014. The TV movies told the story of a group of extra special librarians who live beneath the Metropolitan Public Library in New York and safeguard mystical relics from forces of evil by slapping them with outrageous overdue fees. The plot is a messy stew of Indiana Jones, National Treasure, and Hell Boy …but the product is less than the sum of its parts. READ FULL STORY
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'Falling Skies' writers tease season 3 finale: A big battle, what's next for Lourdes, and more -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
It’s been an intense roller coaster of a season on Falling Skies this summer. While they adjust to their life off the road in Charleston, survivors of the TNT show’s alien invasion have dealt with parasites turning their own against them, more advanced enemy tech, and the arrival of another alien species that may or may not have the human race’s best interests at heart.
Ahead of the Falling Skies season 3 finale, the show’s writers provide some teases for what’s ahead in an “Unanswered Questions” video. Showrunner Remi Aubuchon and other behind-the-scenes talent discuss the mole, the Volm, the finale’s big battle, and more in the EW exclusive video below.
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Tonight’s episode of Falling Skies was like none other in the series before. On the TNT series’ post-airing discussion show 2nd Watch, actors Noah Wyle (Tom), Drew Roy (Hal), and Jessy Schram (Karen) talk about the unusual episode, which 2nd Watch host Wil Wheaton calls “easily my favorite episode of the entire series to date.”
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read on if you don’t want to find out what happened on tonight’s episode of Falling Skies, “Strange Brew.”
It’s a sunny late September day on the Vancouver set of alien invasion series Falling Skies, and director Greg Beeman is wishing there were more wind.
The cast and crew of the TNT sci-fi show are working on a long tracking shot of the Falling Skies heroes cleaning up after a battle in their home base of Charleston, where an American flag, for now, hangs limp on a pole in the center of town.
“I want that American flag to furl,” Beeman says. “Is it ‘furl’ or ‘unfurl’?” A crew member sitting next to him in video village assures him they want the flag to unfurl. The energetic director claps and chants, “Unfurl, baby, unfurl” before adding, “Raise it really quickly so it catches the wind and flows real pretty.”
Beeman commits several takes to making that flag in the wind a cinematic opening to the long shot through Charleston, but it’s about more than making it look “pretty” — the American flag is also part of some essential imagery for a show that has, since its beginning, loosely alluded to the American Revolutionary War. Humans find themselves fighting on their own turf for independence from aliens. When various infrastructures crumble after the invasion, for the survivors whose story started in Boston, the American flag remains “an iconic and tangible symbol of who they are and what they’re fighting for,” showrunner Remi Aubuchon said.
That nod to the Revolutionary War continues to evolve in season 3 — which premieres on TNT tonight — when the show picks up seven months after the cliffhanger of last summer’s finale: A new alien species called the Vohm has arrived, and they become Falling Skies’ own version of the French. READ FULL STORY
Falling Skies returns for a third season this Sunday with all the sci-fi elements that first attracted an audience in summer 2011: action, creep-outs, and post-apocalyptic drama. Mystery has also always been a part of the TNT show (Why did the aliens invade Earth?), but mystery and intrigue are elements the makers of Falling Skies decided to ramp up even more this year.
One of the central mysteries of the new season is the identity of a mole within the resistance. Someone within Charleston, the new capital of what remains of the United States, is feeding inside information and strategies to the alien enemy.
Noah Wyle (Tom), Moon Bloodgood (Anne), Colin Cunningham (Pope), Drew Roy (Hal), and more cast members chat about season 3 mysteries in an EW exclusive video. Watch below, then read on for what showrunner Remi Aubuchon had to say about Falling Skies mysteries, surprises, and red herrings. READ FULL STORY
'Falling Skies' cast talks Spielberg, love triangles, and more at EW's CapeTown Film Festival -- VIDEO
On Friday May 3, the crowd gathered for Escape From New York at the EW CapeTown Film Festival was also treated to a special screening of the first hour of the season 3 premiere of Falling Skies and a Q&A with members of the cast.
During the Q&A session, Noah Wyle talked about Steven Spielberg being involved with every aspect of the show, from casting to editorial work. “But it’s not a presence that you feel on the set necessarily, other than wanting to do your best work, cause you know it’s being watched and handled by one of the preemptive storytellers of our time.”
Watch the video for more hints about the show below:
Fans of TNT’s Falling Skies now have just a little over a month to wait before they see how the 2nd Mass is getting along with new alien arrivals, how Anne’s pregnancy is going, how that creepy crawly parasite is affecting Hal, and the next chapters to other cliffhangers from last summer’s season 2 finale. Ahead of the show’s June 9 season 3 premiere date, EW screened the first half of the two-hour season opener at our inaugural CapeTown Film Festival on Friday night at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre.
The audience at the event sponsored by TNT was also treated to a Q&A with showrunner Remi Aubuchon and cast members Noah Wyle (Tom), Moon Bloodgood (Anne), Maxim Knight (Matt), and Drew Roy (Hal).
Steven Spielberg has tapped Noah Wyle to headline his untitled alien-invasion pilot for TNT, sources confirm to me exclusively.
The potential series — which was announced last month at TNT’s upfront presentation — takes place six months after evil extra terrestrials decimate mankind. Wyle will play the leader of a ragtag group of citizens who try to bring down the aggressors.
Translation: It’s Spielberg’s take on V!
The gig marks a small-screen reunion for ex-TV doc Wyle and Spielberg; the Oscar-winning director was one of ER‘s founding producers. It also keeps Wyle in business with TNT, the network behind his super-fun* Librarian movies.
A TNT spokesperson declined to comment.
Is Wyle the right guy for the role? Sound off below?
* So I hear. I’ve never actually seen a single one.
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