Rumors of a Falling Skies reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (July 1) as reports claimed that TNT confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 02/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since Falling Skies first aired?! (8 years, 9 months, 13 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Falling Skies end?
When Falling Skies came to an end after 4 years in August 2015, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Tom Mason (Noah Wyle). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Falling Skies reunion disappoint people?
Falling Skies aired from 2011-2015 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Wyle said he's not sure if Falling Skies would work today. “I don't want to see old Tom Mason,” he told a journalist (Wyle turned 49 in June). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Falling Skies movie?
In a recent interview, Noah Wyle said he can't imagine a Falling Skies reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Terry O'Quinn (who played Arthur Manchester) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Falling Skies movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Falling Skies film, Moon Bloodgood stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Falling Skies reboot?
Recasting Falling Skies for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Falling Skies reunion, a Falling Skies movie, or a Falling Skies reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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