I’ll be the first to admit that I pretty much wrote off Falling Skies after season 1. It wasn’t a bad show, but it wasn’t that great either. It seemed to me like it just wanted to be The Walking Dead with aliens, but the writing, acting and effects weren’t as good. WHen season 2 started, they even added their own after show like the walking dead. Instead of Chris Hardwick, they got Will Wheaton. I just wasn’t up for it.
Still, a lack of summer programming and a health dose of not wanting to do my actual work got me to give it a show and I’ll be damned if it wasn’t a thousand times better. Season 2 just ended last week and I actually find myself looking forward to it… and not just because LOST’s Terry O’Quinn had joined the cast towards the end of the season.
now, we’ve got news of two new recurring roles that have just been cast for season three.
First up is Robert Sean Leonard… or as many people know him, Wilson on ‘House’.
will play Roger Kadar, PhD, an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs Charleston’s power grid and lives underground with his pet rats. The children of New Charleston, intrigued by his cool science toys and unusual pets, eventually dub him “The Rat King.”
So far, he’s signed on for a five-episode story arc.
The other casting announcement is Gloria Reuben, who had previously worked with Falling Skies star, Noah Wyle on ER.
Reuben will play Marina Perlata, an aide to Wyle’s Tom Mason, who has been one of the leaders from the human resistance movement against an invading alien force. Attractive and a very put together woman, Marina is extremely intelligent and her political knowledge and experience could prove extremely helpful to Tom.