Falling Skies is returning for a third season of alien invasion action this June, and TNT is gearing up for the premiere with the release of 12 new photos and the official episode descriptions for episodes one and two.
Season three will pick up seven months after the events of the season two finale, with the survivors of the 2nd Mass settled in at Charleston, the newly appointed capitol of the New United States. Tom (Noah Wyle), who has been elected to public office, will be taking a “more aggressive approach” to the alien occupation than his predecessor. (Perhaps his tough stance has something to do with the impending birth of his and Dr. Glass’ (Moon Bloodgood) new baby?) Meanwhile, Tom’s son Ben (Connor Jessup) will be serving as the mediator between the rebel skitters and the humans as they attempt to take down the Espheni and their new leader. Expect their mission to be complicated by the arrival of a new alien race and a potential mole who could be feeding information to the Espheni.
The new season will also see a bevy of guest stars passing through the battlefield. Doug Jones will be on hand as Cochise, the leader of the rebel alien troops. Other guest stars include Gloria Reuben as Tom’s aide Marina Perlata, Robert Sean Leonard as “The Rat King” Roger Kadar, Stephen Collins as pre-invasion President Benjamin Hathaway, and returning guest star Terry O’Quinn.
For a sneak peek at what’s ahead check out the gallery and official episode descriptions for the two-part season premiere below.
Falling Skies season three premieres Sunday, June 9th at 9PM on TNT.
Season Premiere Part 1: “On Thin Ice” – Sunday, June 9, at 9 p. m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LSV
Season three of Falling Skies opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. In the interim, Tom has been elected to political office, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders. Tom’s decision to have the rebel skitters fight alongside humans creates tension and raises suspicions that someone may be feeding secrets to the enemy. Meanwhile, Hal struggles with nightmares that seem so real, he has difficulty knowing if he’s awake or dreaming. And Tom and Anne prepare to welcome their baby. Terry O’Quinn and Gloria Reuben guest star.
Season Premiere Part 2: “Collateral Damage” – Sunday, June 9, at 10 p. m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LV
With hostilities escalating between the resistance and the alien invaders, Tom calls on a nuclear specialist (guest star Robert Sean Leonard) known as “The Rat King” to come up with a plan that will strip the aliens of their power. As suspicion continues to mount about a mole within the resistance, Tom and his leaders make a drastic decision that jeopardizes trust among the group. Anne, meanwhile, has a feeling that all is not right with her newborn. Gloria Reuben also guest stars.