TNT and Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. Announce Worldwide Launch of Epic Alien Invasion Series "FALLING SKIES," Debuting in More Than 75 Countries
Eagerly Anticipated Series Starring Noah Wyle, from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, Set to Premiere in United States June 19, Followed by International Launches this Summer
TNT and Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. have teamed for the global premiere of FALLING SKIES, the much-anticipated new drama series from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg, starring Noah Wyle. This summer, FALLING SKIES will be available in more than 180million homes worldwide, beginning with the series premiere June 19 in the United States on TNT.
Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. holds most worldwide rights to FALLING SKIES. The series will air on TNT networks in several international markets. In other areas, FALLING SKIES has been licensed to networks that include Fox, Super Channel and Canal+. Warner Bros. International Television holds licensing rights for Canada.
"The launch of FALLING SKIES promises to be a global television event," said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "We're excited that people around the world will be able to experience this great new series."
"The FALLING SKIES project is a great example of the creative and business collaboration at work across Turner Broadcasting and with our partners," said Louise Sams, president of Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. "It also demonstrates the increasing power of Turner's platforms worldwide to create global scope and scale for signature programming events."
The series will be seen in more than 75 countries and markets, including Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Canada, South Korea and the United Kingdom. More markets will be added in the weeks and months ahead.
FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery.
FALLING SKIES stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT's Into the West) and Drew Roy (Secretariat). FALLING SKIES 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. Rodat, who earned an Oscar(R) nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) are co-executive producers.
TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy(R) winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; 2011 Peabody Award winner Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER); as well as new series Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, The Mentalist, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting next year, Castle; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.
About Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. oversees the sales, marketing and distribution operations outside of the United States for its parent company Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The company also engages in business development and the establishment of partnerships and business alliances abroad. It operates sales offices in more than 11 countries. The company is based in the United States. Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.