Good news for fans of the TNT alien invasion drama Falling Skies as the cable network has given the greenlight for the series to get a fourth season well in advance of the end of the show’s current season.
The series, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, follows TV’s Noah Wylie as Tom Mason, a former college professor turned leader of a resistance force against alien invasion of the planet Earth. Co-starring Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter, Falling Skies has enjoyed commercial and critical success since it premiere in 2011.
For TNT, the renewal of Falling Skies is the proverbial no-brainer. According to Deadline, the show averages 5.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery and currently sits as basic cable’s number one scripted series with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the summer-to-date. That’s not Walking Dead numbers, but still impressive for a basic cable series. Falling Skies is currently in its third season, which wraps on August 4th. The 10 episode fourth season will debut sometime in the summer of 2014.
Falling Skies airs Sunday nights at 10 pm EST/PST.