Falling Skies has a new showrunner this year in David Eick, and you’ve probably recognized a few hints from his previous work in this season of the TNT drama. The executive producer sat down with reporters at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to discuss the season’s mythology, where the show is going and what it means to know there’s an end point.

Check out the video interviews with David Eick:

Highlights from the interview:

  • We will “absolutely” get an answer about the significance of the moon this season. Eick likes that it’s not just a plot point, but emotional has well.
  • The season of Falling Skies ends with a “sense of accomplishment” and on a “conclusion with a cliffhanger” that is “pretty damn big.”
  • Should we be worried about losing a major character? “Absolutely.”
  • The ability of the Espheni overlords to communicate extends beyond what we’ve seen.
  • There may have been fighting amongst the overlords.  
  • Eick talked about the “George Harrison-like astral-plane in which they’re able to communicate and which we might reach hopefully one day.”
  • Eick doesn’t think of it as a post-apocalyptic show; he thinks of it as a family drama first.
  • “Family is about who you choose and who you are willing to die for.” He thinks that’s a universal theme that extends beyond genre.
  • Eick on the final season: They “absolutely” have a plan to finish up arcs. Originally, they had been planning for 12-14 episodes, but they were happy to learn it was a 10-episode order. They just finished breaking episode 5.
  • How do you deal with an ensemble cast? “Two words: Noah Wyle.”

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Falling Skies season 4 airs Sundays at 10pm on TNT.

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.