I recently got the chance to speak with one of my favorite actors ever, Noah Wyle, about his new show, Falling Skies. Falling Skies takes place six months after aliens have invaded Earth and killed most of the population. Noah’s character fights back, along with his family and a small group of other survivors.
Noah played one of my favorite characters of all time, Dr. John Carter, on ER. He also played the lead on TNT’s TV movie series, The Librarian, which my whole family loves. Check out the great questions & answers Noah gave to me and other members of the press below!
On what made him want to do the show
Well it was a combination of things, really. It was, you know, the right script at the right time right when I was getting the itch to get back to work. It was a chance to work again with TNT who I’ve built up a really wonderful relationship over the last couple years doing these Librarian movies. It was a chance to work again for Mr. Spielberg, who was one of the Executive Producers on ER. So I knew that they would be wonderful collaborators. And the chance to work again for DreamWorks and Mr. Spielberg also was, sort of, a good hedge against that knowing that, certainly the spaceships and the aliens [Note from Jenny: Spielberg designed them himself, according to Noah] were going to look fantastic and that anytime Mr. Spielberg puts himself or involves himself in any capacity, the project only gets enriched by it.
And it was a new genre and totally different character. And it seemed like it presented a pretty good challenge. And I very much was looking forward to shooting 10 episodes a year instead of 22 or 24.
All you really ever have to go on is the quality of the pilot script and the creative elements involved. And Robert Rodat who – I don’t believe he actually has any other television experience but wrote Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot, I thought wrote a really beautiful script.
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