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

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Robert Rodat
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Noah Wyle ...  Tom Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Drew Roy ...  Hal Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Maxim Knight ...  Matt Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Will Patton ...  Captain Weaver / ... 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Moon Bloodgood ...  Anne Glass 50 episodes, 2011-2015
Sarah Carter ...  Margaret 50 episodes, 2011-2015
Connor Jessup ...  Ben Mason 49 episodes, 2011-2015
Colin Cunningham ...  John Pope 48 episodes, 2011-2015
Mpho Koaho ...  Anthony 46 episodes, 2011-2015
Seychelle Gabriel ...  Lourdes / ... 38 episodes, 2011-2014
Doug Jones ...  Cochise 28 episodes, 2013-2015
Keith Arbuthnot ...  Skitter Alien / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2015
Treva Etienne ...  Dingaan Botha 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Peter Shinkoda ...  Dai 21 episodes, 2011-2013
Ryan Robbins ...  Tector 21 episodes, 2012-2014
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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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In the beginning, falling skies was to be called Concord. It was in this title that Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodat developed the series aired in the United States on the TNT channel. It refers to the battles of Concord and Lexington, which occurred during the American Revolution. It was Steven Spielberg himself who proposed a change of title. This seemed to him to be more in tune with the post-apocalyptic spirit of the project. See more »

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Referenced in Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order (2012) See more »

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Getting Better and I Like it
19 July 2011 | by odinsjokeSee all my reviews

It started off as a re-run of other syfy shows I have seen, but I gave it a chance. Now I like it and find myself rootin' for the humans and wanting a piece of the skitters myself. Each episode is better than the last (so far) and the story line is progressing (slowly). To me, this show is like FireFly. Started of a little far-fetched, but like FireFly, is becoming a show I anticipated to see the next episode. Sadly, FireFly was canceled just as the story line was progressing and when it developed a good audience. Just hope this show develops in the same manner but not canceled. Curious, however, to how long the conflict will last, will the aliens and humans learn to coexist, will there be a victory and defeat of either side....and will there be some higher philosophical question for all of us to ask ourselves about life, existence, family and humanity. If that develops into the storyline....this will surely be a show with a following like FireFly and one worth watching again.


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19 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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