And in case you somehow missed the first season, it's an "awesome, sci-fi drama [in which] aliens have taken over the world," says Connor Jessup
, who plays Ben Mason, a teen who is captured by the aliens but gets away. Need more of an adrenaline rush? The show features "good old-fashioned resistance-style, guerilla-fighting warfare," adds Connor. Now that's
a lot of adjectives.
(And it sounds like it would be right up a certain Jonas'
Connor stopped by the Cambio studios recently to talk (very quickly and enthusiastically, we might add!) about Season 2 of the Steven-Spielberg-produced series that premieres on Sunday night.
The 17-year-old actor reveals that while on camera he's an avenger of aliens, offscreen he's just one big nerd. "I'm what you might call a fan boy...and to be able to participate in the kind of show I obsess over is amazing."
The young star has some pretty high-in-the sky, behind-the-scenes aspirations as well. "My ultimate goal right now is to direct my first feature before I'm 24," says Connor. "That's when Orson Welles directed Citizen Kane
, and my goal is to beat him to it." He's already executive produced an indie film, Amy George
, which won the Spirit Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
In the meantime, Connor is in the middle of a smaller competition: If you aren't already, be sure to follow him on Twitter
, as he's currently in a tweet battle with his Falling Skies
co-star Drew Roy
Don't miss the two-hour season premiere of Falling Skies on TNT on Sunday, June 17, at 9/8c.