The TV series War of the Worlds was terrible, but I dug the second season, where things got tough for the humans and they were fighting the aliens from more of an underground angle. And of course I’m a huge fan of the original V, which saw humans engaging in guerrilla warfare with the lizardy Visitors. So for me there’s a definite interest in the new TNT series produced by Steven Spielberg, Falling Skies, which sees former ER doc Noah Wylie trying to fend off an alien invasion of Earth.
There’s a preview online; nothing in here looks particularly new, and I’m concerned about the long-term prospects of a show like this (will it be just retreading tired ground week after week, can the budget stay up high enough to not make it a cheesefest?), but I’ll certainly be trying it out.
Moon Bloodgood co-stars, and the show starts in June of 2011.