The 2nd Massachusetts has been hard at work for the second season of “Falling Skies” on TNT.
Brandon Jay McLaren has joined the cast as Sunil Chutani, an ivy-leaguer who becomes the 2nd Mass’ “Scotty” – engineer and tech guru. It’s a multiple guest-starring role, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and he’ll be in at least seven episodes this summer.
Sunil is described as having spent a fortune on an Ivy League education, and was just days away from launching an IPO when the invasion hit.
The show is also getting “Locked” – as Terry O’Quinn is also joining the cast for (initially, at least) a two-episode arc. He’ll appear as Tom Mason’s old mentor. Does this mean a flashback? Or does the professor’s professor meet an untimely demise?
Season Two Hints
This video has some of the cast teasing what we’ll get to see in the upcoming season. Specifically, things get “darker” and “sexier” – although possibly not together at the same time and place.
And in this video, they talk about the weapons training:
There are plenty of other videos at ExtremelyTiredDad’s YouTube channel – obviously shot at a presser while they were shooting.
Three If By Space has behind-the-scenes photos from season two, as well as video of the cast (looks like the same conference ExtremelyTiredDad attended). They also have posted this article about a set visit.
And while the cast and crew are hard at work on season two, they can enjoy the fact that the show has been nominated for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series” by the Visual Effects Society. This is the 10th annual VES Awards, and the show is up against some pretty good competition – “Fringe”, “Once Upon a Time”, “Planet Dinosaur” and “Terra Nova”.
TNT and the production company Titleboy have been hit with a lawsuit claiming misuse of a font software in connection with the show. Lawyer Frank Martinez – who seems to be making a living filing this kind of lawsuit of late – is claiming on behalf of German designer Matius Gerardo Grieck, that the show misused the licensing on the font design software. (?) It’s one of these things that’s sure to make you tilt your head like a puppy, unless you’re really into font design and frivolous lawsuits.
We leave you with this: