Falling Skies promotional poster.

Falling Skies is an American science-fiction television series created by Robert Rodat. The two-hour pilot episode premiered on Sunday, June 19, 2011 on TNT.


The story originally takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, six months after an alien invasion wipes out 90% of Earth's population.


Falling Skies follows the story of Tom Mason, his family, and the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment as they attempt to fight the aliens, called Skitters, Mechs, and Espheni and defend mankind. 

Soon they are forced to move out of Massachusetts and head towards New York. However with news of a consolidated resistance in Charleston, South Carolina they began a dangerous journey south to find it. On the way they encounter a Skitter Rebellion fighting against the Espheni and form a tenuous relationship with them. Upon discovering the growing community in Charleston isn't what they expected they decide to leave, but with the arrival of a new alien species they remain in Charleston to fight.

Season Episodes Originally Aired DVD Release
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2
1 10 June 19, 2011 August 7, 2011 June 5,2012 July 2, 2012
2 10 June 17, 2012 August 19, 2012 June 4, 2013 July 8, 2013
3 10 June 9, 2013 August 4, 2013 June 22, 2014 July 7, 2014
4 12 June 22, 2014 August 31, 2014 June 2, 2015 TBA
5 10 June 28, 2015 August 30, 2015 TBA TBA


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