Steven Spielberg newest sci-fi drama Falling Skies is headed for FOX8.
The 10-part series, starring Noah Wyle, will launch in Australia shortly after its American debut in June.
The series opens in the aftermath of a hostile alien takeover. The Earth is in ruins and survivors are few. In the months following the attack, those who managed to evade capture or death have banded together in the difficult task of fighting for the future of humanity against staggering odds.
“Falling Skies is absolutely massive for FOX8. We are very proud and excited to have secured exclusive telecast rights as well as the online extras to this series,” said Duane Hatherly, Group Channel Manager FOX8, Arena and BIO.
“Let’s face it – any series that Steven Spielberg is so deeply involved in is a good get.”
The series is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan).