Falling Skies – TNT's epic alien-invasion saga from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg – will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut on June 5. Noah Wyle (ER) stars in the powerful drama, which finished its first season as basic cable's #1 new series of 2011. Falling Skies: The Complete First Season will include numerous special features, including a sneak peek at the eagerly anticipated second season, slated to launch with a two-hour season premiere on June 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Falling Skies chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, survivors band together to begin the difficult task of fighting back against the aggressive aliens. Outside of Boston, history professor Tom Mason (Wyle) helps lead a small army named 2nd Massachusetts in the battle of their lives to preserve their families and what’s left of humanity.
The three-disc Falling Skies: The Complete First Season DVD and two-disc Blu-ray set will include all 10 episodes from the action-packed drama’s first season, along with such special features as a sneak peek at season two, “Animating a Skitter” feature, commentary tracks and much more. Exclusive to the Blu-ray set will be an additional feature – “Falling Skies from Pencils to Print: The Comic Book Revealed” plus collectible trading card. All 10 episodes will also be available for UltraViolet digital copy. Falling Skies: The Complete First Season will carry a suggested retail price of $39.98 for DVD and $49.99 for the Blu-ray set, with a retailer pre-order date of May 1, 2012.
Falling Skies attracted more than 6.9 million viewers in its first season on TNT and was basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, according to Nielsen Media Research. The series also finished summer 2011 as basic cable’s #1 drama among key adult demos. On the international front, Falling Skies premiered in more than 115 global markets, achieving hit status in the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America, among others. The premiere of Falling Skies also ranks as the biggest series launch ever for TNT networks in Spain, Germany and Austria.
Joining Noah Wyle in Falling Skies are Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) as Dr. Anne Glass, a pediatrician who has become the survivors’ primary physician; Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) as Colonel Weaver, the gruff and emotionally scarred commander of the 2nd Massachusetts; and Drew Roy (The Secretariat), Tom’s oldest son who is just about to turn 18.
Falling Skies is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan), who wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) serve as co-executive producers.
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