Falling Skies

 

Cast: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter, Mpho Koaho, Seychelle Gabriel, Will Patton, Jessy Schram, Peter Shinkoda, Doug Jones

  • Airs: 10pm Sundays
  • Air Dates: June 2011 - Still Running...

Premise:

Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by extraterrestrials. Within a few days the invaders neutralize the world's power grid and technology, destroy the militaries of all the world's countries, and kill over 90% of the human population. Children between the ages of 8 and 18 are rounded up and attached to a biomechanical obedience device onto (and into) their spines, referred to as a "harness". The harness controls the child's mind, and forcibly removing it generally kills the child.

The story begins six months after the invasion and follows a group of survivors who band together to fight back. The group, known as the Second Massachusetts, is led by retired U.S. Army Captain Dan Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason who, while in search of his son Ben, must put his extensive knowledge of military history into practice as one of the leaders of the resistance movement.