Falling Skies End Of Days
Afighting invading aliens the battle for planet Earth finally comes to a head in the fifth, and final, season of Falling Skies. The end of season four left beleaguered hero Tom Mason ( Noah Wyle) in the far reaches of space, gazing at a weapon that will impact season five. While on Earth, Tom’s sons are going on the offensive against newly power core- less Espheni.
Co- executive producer/ director Olatunde Osunsanmi, who directs the two- part season opener and the all- important final episode of season five, tells Red Alert that the show will pick up pretty much where the season four finale left off. “The end of season four was a mind- bender and the beginning is a mind- bender too,” he enthuses. “Our showrunner, David Eick, came up with a really cool way into season five.”
“This season is about the final push and trying to complete the final push,” Osunsanmi says. “They destroyed the power core at the end of season four but now they still have all the Skitters and the other different aliens on the planet. It’s about attempting to finish the job. There’s also all of this pent- up rage from the humans. They’ve taken our mothers, our fathers, our children and we’ve finally had enough.”
And fans can expect to see that rage in all of its visceral glory. “This season is probably the most brutal and violent we’ve seen,” Osunsanmi says with sincerity. “I’ve got standards and practices constantly telling us to stop and go back. But it’s not just gratuitous. They are at war and we are seeing a series of final battles. The battles have been bigger than they’ve ever been. We’re trying to push it from every angle: visually, stylistically and do all we can to max it out.”
But the producer/ director is quick to add that character moments won’t be buried in the melee. “The show is really about family. It’s about the Masons and the family that grew out of them in the 2nd Mass. And Tom goes further than he’s ever gone into the rage and revenge in this season. He even pulls the 2nd Mass into it which makes this season fascinating. It’s about how far Tom’s willing to go to win this world. It’s the story that surprised me the most. Also there are people who die along the way that we’re not going to expect. I almost wish I wasn’t behind the camera so I could enjoy the end just as a fan!” The final season of Falling Skies airs on Fox UK from 30 June 2015.
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