TNT announced Wednesday, July 11 that it has renewed “Falling Skies” for a 10-episode Season 3 to air in summer 2013.
The renewal of the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama comes after this season’s first five episodes have averaged 5.9 million viewers when DVR viewings are factored in. It currently ranks as the No.1 drama on basic cable among adults 18-49 so far this summer after becoming the highest-rated new cable series in its first season.
“‘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,” says TNT, TBS and TCM president Michael Wright.
“We can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and ‘Falling Skies’ terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three.”
Several of the show’s cast members — including Noah Wylie, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter — will appear at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, July 13 along with executive producer Remi Aubuchon for a panel session moderated by Wil Wheaton, who hosts the online aftershow “2nd Watch”.
“Falling Skies” airs Sundays at 9/8c on TNT.