Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con International, TNT and DreamWorks Television have announced that "Falling Skies" has been renewed for a third season of ten episodes.
"Falling Skies" stars Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, a professor turned resistance leader in the 2ND Mass, a ragtag group of soldiers and survivors who may be among the last humans alive after a brutal alien invasion. In its first season on TNT, "Falling Skies" was the highest rated new series on cable and it maintained strong ratings throughout the summer.
There was some surprise when the second season premiere of "Falling Skies" was down 25% last month, but it had the misfortune of going up against the NBA Finals. Subsequent episodes have had strong ratings and the series is reportedly a hit in several international markets as well.
“'Falling Skies' is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that’s told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level,” said TNT's head of programming, Michael Wright said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and 'Falling Skies'' terrific production team and cast members have in store for Season 3.”
The third season of "Falling Skies" is expected to debut in 2013. Further hints about the future of "Falling Skies" should also be dropped during the series' panel at Comic-Con.