TNT has inked a new deal with video game publisher Little Orbit to bring its alien-invasion TV series “Falling Skies” to consoles.
Created by DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg, “Falling Skies” takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world incapacitated.
The video game will tie directly into the television series, with a scenario that will weave itself into the existing universe and feature voice work by the show’s actors.
"Each summer, ‘Falling Skies’ has drawn viewers into its fantastic tale of survival in the face of a catastrophic alien invasion," says Tricia Melton, senior vice president, entertainment marketing and branding, TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. "Through the new line of games from Little Orbit, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the Falling Skies universe all year round."
Little Orbit will launch the game franchise with a mobile game for iOS devices this holiday season that will be followed by a full console game in late 2014.
“Little Orbit’s mission is to identify high-quality licenses and bring their world to gamers in a truly unique and interactive experience,” says Matt Scott, president, Little Orbit. “We are collaborating closely with the show’s own writers to craft the game’s storyline, wholly integrating the Falling Skies universe into a visceral gaming experience.”