TNT has released the first trailer for its new science fiction series Falling Skies. Among the cast for the summer 2011 series is familiar Stargate face Colin Cunningham.
Cunningham plays John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang in a world devastated by an alien invasion. The series stars Noah Wyle (ER) and Moon Bloodgood (Journeyman, Terminator: Salvation), and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
The actor announced his casting in August via his Facebook fan page, and later posted a photo of himself from the show’s set in full, bloody makeup (above).
Cunningham played Pentagon liaison officer Major Paul Davis on the Stargate franchise off and on since Season Two of SG-1. He most recently appeared in the series finale of Stargate Atlantis, “Enemy At the Gate.”
“It’s a fantastic part with an incredible cast that includes Noah Wyle, Will Patton and Moon Bloodgood,” Cunningham said. “I didn’t want to wave any flags until I’d at least finished my first few weeks of shooting, for as I’m sure you know, this business can be quite precarious. Nothing’s really a done deal until, well … until it’s a done deal. That said, I’m still hoping all goes well. But so far, so good.
“From Centigrade to Living In Your Car to Falling Skies. I really am one of the luckiest actors alive.”
Falling Skies premieres in June on TNT in the United States. Check out the network’s official Web site for more on the series.