If you’ve been enjoying TNT’s drama series Falling Skies, there’s good news! The skies will continue to fall for a second season. TNT made the official announcement today, stating that the alien-invasion drama series will be back for more next summer.

Brought to us from DreamWorks Television and exec-produced by Steven Spielberg, Falling Skies stars Noah Wyle and follows the aftermath of an alien invasion and a group of people who are trying to survive and find their loved ones. Children are being snatched up and turned into zombie-like minions with creepy spine-things attached to their backs. The series premiered to an audience of 8 million viewers (Live +7) and has averaged over 6.4 million viewers (including live and “time-shifted viewing).

TNT’s announcement today states that they’ve ordered ten episodes for a second season of the series, which is currently airing on Sunday nights. Season 2 should premiere Summer 2012.

“Falling Skies is a true standout series, from its ambitious storytelling, high-profile cast and production team to its phenomenal success when it comes to international and time-shifted viewing,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re reaching new audiences with Falling Skies and look forward to seeing where this fascinating and exciting series takes us next.”

While I can’t say that I found myself completely engaged in the story within the first couple of episodes as I have been with other post-apocalyptic dramas, I’m going to agree with Mr. Wright here in looking forward to seeing where the story goes. The writing is good and the characters are interesting. Between that, the aliens and the struggle to survive, there’s certainly more story to be told, so a second season for Falling Skies is cause to celebrate.

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