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Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Tom Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Hal Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Matt Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Captain Weaver / ... (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Anne Glass (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Margaret (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Ben Mason (49 episodes, 2011-2015)
 John Pope (48 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Anthony (46 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Lourdes / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Cochise (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Dingaan Botha (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
 Dai (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Tector (21 episodes, 2012-2014)


The chaotic aftermath of an alien attack has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force. Written by Deeww

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We're not just fighting for our lives. We're fighting for our existence. See more »


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Release Date:

19 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Alien Invasion Project  »

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Noah Wyle's character in both E.R. and Falling Skies interacts with another lead character having the last name of Weaver. Dr. Kerry Weaver from E.R. and Captain Weaver in Falling Skies. See more »


Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys (2011) See more »

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Surprised by some of the "reviews" posted here
11 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Having read so many "reviews" which consist of watching 1-5 episodes I would like to comment myself having watched the entire series. This is not one of the best sci-fi series i've ever watched. However it is much better than anything else out there now. I wasn't too sure about the series after the first couple episodes and it had a strong Stargate Universe feel to it. I'm not going to post any spoilers but I can say the story significantly improves in my opinion and so does the care factor for the characters and where its all going by the end. The finale is a blast and had my girlfriend look at me with her mouth wide open after the ending and that we need to wait until next summer for the follow up... She wants to see it right now! As do I. The season ended very well and the show has been massively underrated on here.

If you haven't seen the show or you've seen a few episodes and aren't sure. I encourage you to use your own opinion and give it a chance i'm sure you will like it much more by the end.

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