The TNT sci-fi drama Falling Skies always receives great guest actors to either play aliens or in the resistance group called "The Second Massachusetts"; however, the show (directed by Stephen Spielberg) will be acquiring a jewel of an actress when Mira Sorvino guest stars as "Sara." (Source: TV Guide)
Mira Sorvino, from New York, is a well-known Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actress, known for her vibrant roles in Mighty Aphrodite by Woody Allen, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Mimic, The Final Cut, and Angel's Crest. She is also the daughter of Paul Sorvino, known for his roles in The Rocketeer, Romeo and Juliet (Baz Luhrmann), and For The Love of Money. (Source: IMDb).
According to The New York Post, the background behind Sorvino's character Sara is "a woman far removed from her former life as a graphic designer. She is dogged by death at every turn, yet she has never felt more alive, free or fearless." Sara's entrance to the show will be when she meets John Pope (played by Colin Cunningham), a rebellious guerrilla warrior of "The Second Massachusetts." Viewers will expect to see a strong relationship grow between Pope and Sara.
The upcoming fourth season of Falling Skies is still in production, and currently at the storyline where Sorvino's character Sara enters the season's storyline. Today (Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013), Sorvino tweeted that she absolutely loves working on the show.
Wow, been having a great time on my 1st wk on @FallingSkiesTNT I love my character, part badass, part wild card, definitely firecracker.Yay!
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) October 23, 2013
Falling Skies' fourth season will return in the summer of 2014 on TNT. (Source: FallingSkies.com)
Various fans of Falling Skies have expressed their excitement for Sorvino's involvement in the series via Twitter:
OMG Mira Sorvino is going to join @FallingSkiesTNT! This is beyond amazing, now I really can't wait for next season!
— Western Woods (@WesternWoods) October 22, 2013
— Christopher Backus (@_cbackus) October 22, 2013
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Mira Sorvino is an interesting addition to Falling Skies
— Joey Nazzari (@CaptDS9E) October 21, 2013