For its first couple of seasons TNT’s Falling Skies seemed content to be just another one of the many post-apocalyptic shows already wandering around television. It was good, and while it kept hinting at stranger things, for the most part it did little to differentiate itself from the others even if it had aliens. Then last season, the show started to go completely nuts.
Now Falling Skies is on the precipice of turning into something truly strange, unique, and maybe even great. Whether they’ll pull it off depends on what they do in Season 4, and if the show’s new Season 4 trailer is any indication, things are going to get every bit as weird as they need to.
When last we left the tattered remnants of the human race, Tom Mason the sort-of president’s wife had given birth to some sort of human-alien hybrid and been kidnapped by our alien overlords. Mason had stopped moralizing and turned into the guy who just shoots motherfuckers who mess with his family (awesome) and his daughter aged 6 years in two months. The humans are teaming up with other types of aliens to wipe out the ones who attacked them, and things seemed on the verge of coming to a head.
If this trailer is any indication of what we can expect from Falling Skies in season 4, then this show could be about to explode.
Falling Skies season 4 will premiere on TNT June 22, 2014. Expect 12-episodes this season, instead of the meager 10 they did in season 3.