'Falling Skies' Season 3 Premiere Photos and Description: Skitters Are "On Thin Ice"!


Among the soonest of our summer series to return is that of TNT's Steven Spielberg-produced alien actioner 'Falling Skies,' kicking off season 3 on Sunday, June 9 with all-new episode "On Thin Ice." The cable network has released the full round of photos from the premiere, and while the 2nd Massachusetts' forces certainly seem to have grown, could there be even more extraterrestrial trouble on the horizon? Get the scoop on 'Falling Skies' season 3 inside!

Aliens, mechs and moles, oh my! The third season of 'Falling Skies' season 3 is nearly upon us, as TNT prepares for the June 9 premiere with a brand-new batch of photos and a new SPOILER-filled synopsis of the season. From what we can tell, 'Falling Skies' season 3 will definitely take on a bit of a time jump, with plenty of changes cropping up as the war against the alien "Espheni" continues. See for yourself:

As the new season of Falling Skies opens, seven months have passed since the survivors of the 2nd Mass reached Charleston, which has been named capital of the New United States. Now elected to public office, Tom (Wyle) has taken a more aggressive approach to the alien occupation than former leader Dr. Manchester. The government has formed a tenuous alliance with a band of rebel skitters who now paint their faces with a red and yellow stripe before battle in honor of Red Eye, their fallen leader. Tom's son Ben (Jessup) serves as the mediator between Mason and the rebel skitters. But the alliance may not be enough to overpower the enemy Espheni, whose forces are now being led by an even more sinister overlord. To complicate matters further, another race of aliens has just entered the battlefield.

Charleston also faces dangers from within its own walls. Recent battle losses have convinced Tom and the military that there may be a mole feeding strategic plans to the Espheni. Despite the threats they face, the survivors living in Charleston are doing their best to rebuild their lives. Dr. Glass (Bloodgood) and Tom are focusing on their growing family. Newly promoted to Colonel of the 2nd Mass, Weaver (Patton) is enjoying a renewed relationship with his daughter. Hal (Roy) is recovering from mysterious injuries he suffered while trying to destroy an alien super weapon. Meanwhile, his romantic pursuit of Maggie (Carter) is finally starting to see positive results, though she has a growing concern that something is wrong with him beyond mere battle injuries. And Pope (Cunningham), the non-conformist leader of the Berserkers, has set up his own little Popetown on the outskirts of Charleston.

In addition to former ’7th Heaven’ star Stephen Collins‘' appearance as surviving US President Benjamin Hathaway, the third season of TNT’s alien drama also boasts former ‘House‘ star Robert Sean Wilson as previously unseen Charleston power-grid moderator Dr. Roger “The Rat King” Kadar, Doug Jones as the 2nd Mass' new alien ally Cochise, and Noah Wyle’s former ‘E.R.’ co-star Gloria Reuben as Marina Perlata, member of the resistance and aide to Tom Mason.

You can check out the first photos from June 9 premiere "On Thin Ice" below, and give us your predictions for 'Falling Skies' season 3 in the comments!

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