Actor Noah Wyle (ER‘s Dr. John Carter) is wrapping up his five-year stint on TNT’s Falling Skies. The fifth (and final season) finale will air August 30 at 10pm. And as Wyle told Blastr, he’s pretty happy about that. Wyle says the show was a challenge having to work with six different showrunners. Plus, he says he was frustrated about where the narrative was going.
Wyle admits to being wrong about what people found appealing about Falling Skies. He told Blastr: “When the show would pull itself into a more and more esoteric storyline, relying more and more on technology or sci-fi solutions, or alien inventions, it would really frustrate me. I felt those were just deus ex machinas in sheep’s clothing, really. They are easy go-tos and eye candy. And the more interesting storytelling was not so much about who are these aliens and why are they here, but who are we humans? What do we have the capacity to do? Kill each other and for each other. I never tire of those things. So it was a constant push and pull to keep it grounded in a sense of truth, a sense of humanity, while at the same time it’s a summer blockbuster show that needs to have some bells and whistles on it.” With Falling Skies done, Wyle says he’s excited to return to his other TNT series, The Librarians. (Wyle starred in the TV films.) He will executive produce all ten episodes, act in five, and direct at least one episode.